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* ''Characters/YsVITheArkOfNapishtim''



[[folder:''Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim'']]
!!Olha
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SakuraTange (Japanese, Playstation 2 ''Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim''), Creator/MiyuMatsuki (''Ys SEVEN Prologue: Tsuzurareru Boukentan'' drama CD)

The Priestess of the Rehda clan, Olha is a hunter that finds Adol washed ashore, and believes in him, despite everyone in the village not trusting his non-elven face.

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[[folder:''Ys VI: [[folder:''Ys: Origin'']]
!!Yunica Tovah

The Ark grand-daughter of Napishtim'']]
!!Olha
[[quoteright:150:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/olha.jpg]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SakuraTange (Japanese, Playstation 2 ''Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim''), Creator/MiyuMatsuki (''Ys SEVEN Prologue: Tsuzurareru Boukentan'' drama CD)

The Priestess
one of the Rehda clan, Olha six priests of Ys, she is part of a hunter that finds Adol washed ashore, and believes in him, despite everyone in search party to discover what happened to the village not trusting his non-elven face.goddesses. Her main weapon is an axe.



* DamselInDistress: [[spoiler:Olha and her sister are kidnapped by the Romun army when the vortex stops.]]
* LittleBitBeastly
* MementoMacGuffin: The mirror of Zeme.

!!Isha
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SaoriGoto

Olha's little sister. Initially scared of Adol, but after he saves her from the ash emelas monster, she comes to look to him as a big brother. She also has visions of his fierce battles, and worries endless.

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* DamselInDistress: [[spoiler:Olha and AnAxeToGrind
* BadassNormal: She does not have any magical ability of
her sister are kidnapped by own.
* BadPowersGoodPeople: [[spoiler:Yunica is a good person, but she is forced to use artifacts that enable her to use BlackMagic in order to progress without knowing that it is bad until she learns that
the Romun army magic of Ys generates demons. The magic is bad because its source is the Black Pearl, which generates demons as a side effect when it is used to fuel magic when used by anyone not made up completely of white emelas like the vortex stops.goddesses.]]
* LittleBitBeastly
{{BFS}}: [[spoiler:Yunica inherits the Crimson Lotusblade, her father's great sword which also contains [[PlayingWithFire fire magic]].]]
* MementoMacGuffin: CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Her strength is this.
* CloseRangeCombatant: She is this when she is using her axe. [[spoiler:The [[BlowYouAway wind magic]] and [[ShockAndAwe electric magic]] that she can use while wielding her axe and the correct magical artifacts are all close range.]]
* {{Combos}}: She is fast enough to deliver a second hit with her axe to some enemies while they are in hitstun. [[spoiler: Many enemies shake off hitstun fast enough that she cannot deliver combos while using her father's sword except by using a downthrust.]]
* CuteBruiser: Kindhearted and wields an axe and sword all while wearing a pair of mittens.
* BraidsOfAction: Of the singular variety.
* {{Determinator}}: Until the HopelessBossFight, she'd managed to push halfway up the tower through sheer grit.
* DistaffCounterpart: to Adol Christin, given that she's a skilled melee fighter whose only magical abilities come from artifacts she picks up.
* GenkiGirl
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Feena suggests that it's because Yunica is so pure that she is unable to use any magic. While the Black Pearl grants the ability to use magic, it also [[spoiler:gave rise to the demons]].
* LightningBruiser: She is fast and strong when using her axe and can take the most damage of all of the playable characters.
* LongRangeFighter: [[spoiler:She becomes this while wielding her father's great sword. This sword deals more damage per hit than her battle axe, but it is so heavy that she takes much more time to swing it. She therefore deals less damage per second when executing consecutive attacks with the sword versus her battle axe. However, the sword when combined with a ruby allows her to unleash a slow, wide, strong, and extremely long range [[PlayingWithFire fire attack]] whose range is much longer than Hugo's range with either his normal attacks or his charged fire attacks.]]
* MightyGlacier: [[spoiler:She is this while using her father's great sword because his BFS is much heavier than her axe. She therefore takes some time to swing the sword despite her extreme strength.]]
* ObliviousToLove: Throughout much of her route, it's apparent that Roy likes her, but Yunica hasn't a clue and assumes he picks on her because he thinks of her as a kid.
* RealTimeWeaponChange: [[spoiler:She can switch between her normal battle axe and her father's great sword on the fly.
The mirror of Zeme.

!!Isha
[[quoteright:150:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/isha.jpg]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SaoriGoto

Olha's little sister. Initially scared of Adol,
battle axe is faster and has a longer combo, but deals less damage per hit. The great sword does more damage per hit, but is slower.]]
* TakeUpMySword: [[spoiler:From the spirit of her deceased father, Saul Tovah.]]
* TragicKeepsake: In her route, she gets the Spirit Necklace from [[spoiler:Roy, who imbues it with the last of his magic before he dies. It contains all of Roy's magic which he pooled into the artifact
after he saves her from was fatally wounded by Zava. Roy's magic will completely resurrect Yunica once if she is killed if she has equipped this necklace.]]
* UnSorcerer: Ys was full of sorcerers at
the ash emelas monster, she comes to look to him as a big brother. time of ''Ys: Origin''. She has no aptitude for magic at all except for using magical artifacts.

!!Hugo Fact

The ancestor of the evil Dark Fact, Hugo is a powerful magician with projectile based spells. He controls two floating orbs known as the Eyes of Fact that effectively triple or quintuple his firepower depending on whether or not he is in boost mode or not. He
also has visions a variety of shields at his fierce battles, and worries endless.control.



* DamselInDistress: [[spoiler:First, she is attacked by the first boss, later, she is capturated by Ernst and taken to the Ark of Napishtim.]]
* FaintingSeer
* LittleBitBeastly
* TokenMiniMoe

!!Geis
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[[caption-width-right:350:Geis as of ''Ys SEVEN'']]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/HirokiTakahashi (Playstation 2 ''Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim''), Creator/KenjiAkabane (''Ys SEVEN''), Creator/TakuyaSato (Japanese, ''Ys SEVEN Prologue: Tsuzurareru Boukentan'' drama CD, ''Ys vs. Sora no Kiseki: Alternative Saga'')

A mysterious mercenary whom Adol encounters in the sixth game. He is famous for his skill with pole-arms and talismans. He seems to be knowledgeable about strange events that are happening in the Vortex of Canaan...

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* DamselInDistress: [[spoiler:First, she is attacked by AcademicAthlete: While he's not a physical fighter like the first boss, later, she is capturated by Ernst other player characters, he can still do his fair share of running and taken jumping to traverse the Ark Tower of Napishtim.Darm.
* [[AttackDrone Attack Drones]]:His Eyes of Fact are essentially magical versions of these.
* BadPowersGoodPeople: [[spoiler:Hugo is a good person, but he uses BlackMagic in to progress initially not knowing that it is bad until he learns that the magic of Ys generates demons. The magic is bad because its source is the Black Pearl, which generates demons as a side effect when it is used to fuel magic when used by anyone not made up completely of white emelas like the Goddesses.
]]
* FaintingSeer
* LittleBitBeastly
* TokenMiniMoe

!!Geis
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/geis.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Geis as
BarrierWarrior: His wind skill and his final burst - the shield magic of ''Ys SEVEN'']]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/HirokiTakahashi (Playstation 2 ''Ys VI: The Ark
the Fact family - count.
* BlackMage
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:Dalles inflicts this on him in Toal's route, to the point where Epona can't snap him out
of Napishtim''), Creator/KenjiAkabane (''Ys SEVEN''), Creator/TakuyaSato (Japanese, ''Ys SEVEN Prologue: Tsuzurareru Boukentan'' drama CD, ''Ys vs. Sora it like she did in his route.]]
* BreakTheHaughty: [[spoiler:In his route, his lust for power ends up getting himself corrupted and Epona killed.]]
* DatingCatwoman: [[spoiler:His relationship with Epona.]]
* DealWithTheDevil: Goes through the deal with Dalles to be fused with demonic essence in both his and Toal's routes.
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: He puts up an arrogant facade to hide his jealousy of his brother's reputation. [[spoiler:Dalles exploits this to tempt him into using the Demonic Essence.]]
* InsufferableGenius
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* LongRangeFighter
* ObliviousToLove: A trait he amusingly shares with co-protagonist Yunica. He has
no Kiseki: Alternative Saga'')

A mysterious mercenary whom Adol encounters
idea Miuscha has a crush on him and it gets lampshaded twice during the events of the Wailing Blue, first by Rico and then by Cadena. [[spoiler:The same can be said when Epona falls in love with him in his and Toal's routes. He falls in love with Epona, but he apparently has never been taught what love is and therefore does not know what it is.]]
--> '''Hugo:''' But Miuscha... Honestly, I don't know why she volunteered for the search party
in the sixth game. He is famous for his skill first place.
--> '''Rico:''' ...
--> '''Hugo:''' ...? What's
with pole-arms and talismans. He seems to be knowledgeable about strange events that are happening look?
--> '''Rico:''' Oh, nothing. I was just marveling at what a contradiction you are. So smart
in the Vortex of Canaan...so many ways... yet totally oblivious in others.
--> '''Hugo:''' What? Oblivious how?!
--> '''Rico:''' (sigh) Never mind.
* {{Pride}}: His major character flaw.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: [[spoiler:When he activates his demon seeds.]]
* SquishyWizard: He takes less damage than Yunica can before he is killed.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: [[spoiler:Briefly gets taken over by demon seeds in his own route and Toal's route.]]
* TeenGenius
* UnwittingTestSubject: [[spoiler:Cain Fact directed Dalles to turn Hugo into a demon to see how his own lineage could handle being turned into demons so that Cain could see if he could handle demonic power himself. Either Toal or Epona (depending on route) helps Hugo regain his humanity.]]
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: [[spoiler:Unlike his brother, he loses his sanity when he is a demon.]]

!!The Claw / [[spoiler:Toal Fact]]



* BladeOnAStick
* DarkIsNotEvil: Although he wears all black and is bit of a jerk, he is a man with good intentions, especially considering that [[spoiler:he is also a member of the Clan of Darkness]].
* DarkIsEdgy
* FairyCompanion: Has three of them after Ark of Naphatism [[spoiler: that once belonged to his brother.]]
* FamilyHonor: [[spoiler:He tried to preserve what is left of his family honor by trying to stop his evil brother.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's initially hostile towards Adol due to the latter being a meddling do-gooder, but still respects him for being a WorthyOpponent. [[spoiler:He's also trying to prevent his brother from taking control of Napishtim and potentially causing a global flood.]]
* JerkassHasAPoint: He's not entirely wrong when he points out that Adol will get hurt if he sticks his nose into every problem he comes across [[spoiler:especially when Scias takes advantage of Adol's interactions with the king of Altago.]]
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: He is a mercenary.
* TheRedBaron: ''The Black Mercenary''
* TheRival: To Adol.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: He tries to do this in ''Seven'' once he realizes that Adol is the one destined to fight BigBad for the fate of Altago, not him, but ends up staying due to some persuasion from Clarius.

!!Ernst
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ernst.jpg]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Kenta Matsumoto

A Romun general who leads the Romun troop to the land of Canaan. He seems to have some connection to Geis...[[spoiler:It turns out that he is Geis' brother and a descendant of the Clan of Darkness, who tried to gain control of the weather control Napishtim but failed. Unlike Geis who is trying to atone for the mistakes of his ancestors, he seeks to obtain the power of Napishtim for himself. To that end, he sends out his three fairies in order to undo the seal on the ark and kidnaps Isha. Using the control key Almarion and Isha's power, he manages to gain control of the ark but is ultimately defeated by Adol. After his defeat, Ernst tries to draw more power from the ark but fails, causing Napishtim to go berserk in the process. As he lays dying, he apologizes for his actions and asks Adol to stop the ark, opening the passage to the control room. He also bequeaths his three fairies to Geis.]]

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* BladeOnAStick
* DarkIsNotEvil: Although
AloofBigBrother: [[spoiler:To Hugo. However, he wears all black and is bit of cares a jerk, he is a man with good intentions, especially considering lot about Hugo beneath that [[spoiler:he is also a member of the Clan of Darkness]].
* DarkIsEdgy
* FairyCompanion: Has three of them after Ark of Naphatism [[spoiler: that once belonged to his brother.
aloofness.]]
* FamilyHonor: BadPowersGoodPeople: [[spoiler:He tried relies on demonic power to preserve what fight, but he still is left mostly a good person who is forced to do bad things in order to infiltrate the bad guys.]]
* BattleAura: [[spoiler:Whenever he activates his demonic essence/boost mode, he has a dark battle aura.]]
* {{Combos}}: He is fast enough to deliver a second hit with his claws to most enemies while they are in hitstun. In fact, he depends on combos because a single hit from his attacks is very weak compared to other playable characters' hits in much of the game, and has very poor ability to take a hit for much of the game as well. On a side note, he does actually get the highest numerical Strength score after some levels, which isn't surprising given his whole deal.
* EleventhHourSuperpower: [[spoiler:He receives one in the form of the Cleria sword for the final battle against Darm.]]
* FakeDefector: [[spoiler:He pretended to join up with the Darklings in order to survive, but he always planned to destroy the Black Pearl.]]
* FallenHero: [[spoiler:Subverted as he intended to betray the clan of darkness and destroy the black pearl - even at the cost
of his family honor by trying to stop his evil brother.own life - from the very beginnning.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's initially hostile towards Adol due to FragileSpeedster: [[spoiler: He is this until late in his route when he becomes a LightningBruiser. He is fast, but for most of the latter being a meddling do-gooder, but still respects him for being a WorthyOpponent. [[spoiler:He's also trying to prevent his brother from taking control of Napishtim and potentially causing a global flood.game takes more damage than the other player characters.]]
* JerkassHasAPoint: He's not entirely wrong when HeroicWillpower: [[spoiler:Unlike Hugo, he points out that Adol will get hurt if he sticks his nose into every problem he comes across [[spoiler:especially when Scias takes advantage of Adol's interactions with is able to keep the king of Altago.demonic essence in check through sheer willpower.]]
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: LightningBruiser: [[spoiler:He becomes this once he levels up enough. He can start taking many hits once he levels up enough, and he keeps the speed he needed to dodge enemy attacks from when he could not take many hits.]]
* OneManArmy: [[spoiler:He and his superior Saul Tovah held off the entire army of demons.]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Whenever he activates his demonic essence, his eyes turn red.
* SlideAttack: He can use a slide attack to [[ArmorPiercingAttack damage an enemy's defense]] and to slide under small gaps that have spiked ceilings.
* StarCrossedLovers: [[spoiler:He
is a mercenary.
* TheRedBaron: ''The
in love with Reah, but she and Feena sacrificed themselves to seal the demonic essence within the Black Mercenary''
Pearl after Toal defeated Darm.]]
* TheRival: To Adol.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere:
SuperpoweredEvilSide: He tries becomes much more evil when he activates his boost mode which temporarily turns him into a full demon. [[spoiler:This is enough to allow him to open a door that is cursed to only open up for demons and other thoroughly evil beings. However, [[HeroicWillpower he is able to maintain control over himself while he is in this state]] and does not do anything evil while in this state except what he needed to do in order to maintain his cover.]]
* SwordBeam: [[spoiler:When Toal uses his silver sword, he fires sword beams from his sword each time he swings it. Adol is unable
to do this when he uses the same sword in ''Seven'' once Ys I.]]
* TheUnfavorite: Cain did not take him abandoning their family traditions well and constantly disparages him. This is averted when Toal defeats Demonic!Hugo, causing Cain to be equally disappointed in both.
* UnskilledButStrong: Claims his combat skills are dulling [[spoiler:because
he realizes relies too much on his demonic powers]]. Though this is a case of GameplayAndStorySegregation because his lack of ranged attacks means he's at the forefront of enemy attacks, requiring better dodging skills from the player.
* UnwittingTestSubject: [[spoiler:Cain Fact told the Darklings to turn Toal into a demon in order to see how his own lineage would handle being turned into a demon. Cain wanted to see if he himself could handle the demonic essence, and used Toal as a pilot test subject before he decided to become Darm.]]
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: [[spoiler:His [[SuperpoweredEvilSide demonic essence]] allows him to open doors
that Adol is are cursed only to open to demons and other thoroughly evil beings but [[SubvertedTrope he manages to hold onto his sanity through sheer willpower]].]]
* WolverineClaws: He uses silver claws as his primary weapon [[spoiler:as his original weapon,
the one destined to fight BigBad for silver sword, is broken at the fate beginning of Altago, not him, but ends up staying due to some persuasion from Clarius.

!!Ernst
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ernst.jpg]]
the game.]]

!!Cain Fact / [[spoiler:The Demon King Darm]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Kenta Matsumoto

A Romun general
Alan Oppenheimer (English, TG-16 version), Creator/NorioWakamoto (Japanese, ''Ys II'' OVA), Creator/KirkThornton (English, ''Ys II'' OVA [credited under a pseudonym])

The leader of the Six Priests
who leads govern the Romun troop mythical kingdom of Ys along with the twin goddesses. When the goddesses go missing, he sends down the search party to the land of Canaan. He seems surface to have some connection to Geis...[[spoiler:It turns out look for them. [[spoiler:He is secretly responsible for every calamity that he is Geis' brother and a descendant of the Clan of Darkness, who tried befell in Ys. In order to gain control of the weather control Napishtim but failed. Unlike Geis who is trying to atone for the mistakes of his ancestors, he seeks to obtain the power of Napishtim the black pearl for himself. To that end, himself, he sends out his three fairies in order to undo allowed the seal on the ark Clan of Darkness and kidnaps Isha. Using the control key Almarion and Isha's power, he manages demons to gain control of the ark but is ultimately defeated by Adol. After his defeat, Ernst tries to draw more power from the ark but fails, invade Ys, causing Napishtim the continent of Ys to go berserk float. At the end of Toal's route, he shows up and finishes Dalles off, revealing his true colors in the process. As He then proceeds to fuse with the black pearl and become the demon king Darm. Nonetheless, he lays dying, is defeated by his son Toal and gets sealed by the twin goddesses. The seal gets broken again 700 years later, but this time, he apologizes is defeated for his actions and asks Adol to stop the ark, opening the passage to the control room. He also bequeaths his three fairies to Geis.good by Adol.]]



* AGodAmI: [[spoiler:He becomes a PhysicalGod when he gains the power of the ark.]]
* AloofBigBrother: [[spoiler:To Geis.]]
* {{BFS}}: [[spoiler:His sword Almarion.]]
* BigBad: Of ''Ys: The Ark of Napishitim''.
* BlackSheep: Like Gruda, he seeks dangerous ancient powers that most of his fellow clansmen rejected.
* DisappearsIntoLight: [[spoiler:His final fate after letting Adol pass into the control room of Napishtim]].
* FairyCompanion: He has the three fairies that cause most of the troubles in the land of Canaan.
* FlunkyBoss: Fights alongside his three [[OurHomunculiAreDifferent homunculi]] fairies.
* ManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:He is responsible for leading the Romun troops into the Canaan and having the three fairies break the seal on Napishtim.]]
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler: In his FinalBoss form.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Downplayed. He enacted his entire plan both because he wanted a power-trip and because he wanted to control Napishtim to ensure that it doesn't go berserk. Of course, his plans become a SelfFulfillingProphecy when he ends up overloading Almarion and loses control of the ark.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:''Ys: Origin'']]
!!Yunica Tovah

The grand-daughter of one of the six priests of Ys, she is part of a search party to discover what happened to the goddesses. Her main weapon is an axe.

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* AGodAmI: [[spoiler:He becomes a PhysicalGod when he gains fuses with the power of the ark.Black Pearl in an attempt to become omnipotent.]]
* AloofBigBrother: [[spoiler:To Geis.AbusiveParents: Hugo's recollection of training with him does not strike him as a good parent and explains Hugo's arrogance. [[spoiler:Not to mention he allowed both of his sons to be corrupted with demon seeds, just to see how much hidden potential they can unlock. Worse yet, he practically disowns Hugo (though thankfully out of earshot) when the latter loses to Toal, who he already considers a failure.]]
* {{BFS}}: [[spoiler:His sword Almarion.ArchnemesisDad: The father of the Fact brothers and [[spoiler:is the man responsible for Ys's destruction]].
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: He's very dismissive towards the magic of the Darklings, considering them far inferior to his own. In an older fan-translation, he dips into FantasticRacism by calling them savages.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: As the leader of the Six Priests, his authority is second in only to the goddesses themselves.
* BarrierWarrior: The shield magic of the Fact family.
* BeardOfEvil: Has a goatee.
* BigBad: [[spoiler:Of Ys Origin and Ys II]]
* CardCarryingVillain: [[spoiler:After being called out by Toal and becoming Darm, he no longer attempts to justify his misdeeds and instead refers to himself as "pure evil."]]
* TheChessmaster: Carefully manipulated the events of the game from shadows so [[spoiler:he can take control of the Black Pearl]].
* FauxAffablyEvil: [[spoiler:After skewering Dalles, he attempts to act like a polite and loyal servant to Reah, despite how obvious it is that he's a traitor. As he finishes off Dalles, he gives the latter FalseReassurance that he'll be [[CallForward revived as a slave in the future]]. Afterwards, he drops any pretense of politeness when talking to Toal.
]]
* BigBad: Of ''Ys: The Ark of Napishitim''.
* BlackSheep: Like Gruda, he seeks dangerous ancient powers that most of
GuineaPigFamily: [[spoiler:Cain Fact told the Darklings to turn his fellow clansmen rejected.
* DisappearsIntoLight: [[spoiler:His final fate after letting Adol pass
sons Toal and Hugo into the control room of Napishtim]].
* FairyCompanion: He has the three fairies that cause most of the troubles
demons in the land of Canaan.
* FlunkyBoss: Fights alongside his three [[OurHomunculiAreDifferent homunculi]] fairies.
* ManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:He is responsible for leading the Romun troops
order to see how they handled being turned into demons. Cain wanted to see if he himself could handle the Canaan demonic essence, and having the three fairies break the seal on Napishtim.]]
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler: In his FinalBoss form.
used Hugo and Toal as pilot test subjects before he decided to become Darm.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Downplayed. ManBehindTheMan: He enacted is the one who [[spoiler:allowed the clan of Darkness and the demon army to overrun Ys.]]
* MotiveRant: [[spoiler:He tries to claim that
his entire plan both actions are justified because he wanted a power-trip humanity is inclined to seek power and because he wanted the goddesses are trying to control Napishtim to ensure that it doesn't go berserk. Of course, limit their potential. After Toal shoots down his plans reasoning, Cain drops any [[NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist pretense of having good intentions for humanity]].]]
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:Fuses with the black pearl to
become a SelfFulfillingProphecy when the demon king Darm.]]
* PsychoElectro: Tends to favor lightning magic.
* RageAgainstTheHeavens: He claims that he's just trying to free mankind from the twin goddesses limiting their potential, but it's clear
he ends up overloading Almarion and loses control just wants to replace them for his own selfish reasons.
* RunningBothSides: He is the leader
of the ark.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:''Ys: Origin'']]
!!Yunica Tovah

The grand-daughter
Six Priests of Ys, and [[spoiler:he is also the one who hired the Darklings and the demons to attack Ys.]]
* SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler:In Ys I & II. Ys Origin shows how he became the demon king Darm and was sealed 700 years prior.]]
* TrueFinalBoss: [[spoiler:Of Ys Origin]]
* {{Turncoat}}: [[spoiler:He was the leader
of the six priests Six Priests of Ys, she is part but he decided to betray Ys in order to seize ultimate power.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: Why are so many
of a search party to discover what happened to his tropes spoilered out? [[spoiler: Because he's really the goddesses. Her main weapon is an axe.BigBad or GreaterScopeVillain depending on the game.]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:He killed Dalles in Ys Origin in Toal's route when Dalles tried to destroy the Black Pearl.]]

!!Epona

A Darkling who serves Dalles in his scheme to claim the Black Pearl.



* AnAxeToGrind
* BadassNormal: She does not have any magical ability of her own.
* BadPowersGoodPeople: [[spoiler:Yunica is a good person, but she is forced to use artifacts that enable her to use BlackMagic in order to progress without knowing that it is bad until she learns that the magic of Ys generates demons. The magic is bad because its source is the Black Pearl, which generates demons as a side effect when it is used to fuel magic when used by anyone not made up completely of white emelas like the goddesses.]]
* {{BFS}}: [[spoiler:Yunica inherits the Crimson Lotusblade, her father's great sword which also contains [[PlayingWithFire fire magic]].]]
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Her strength is this.
* CloseRangeCombatant: She is this when she is using her axe. [[spoiler:The [[BlowYouAway wind magic]] and [[ShockAndAwe electric magic]] that she can use while wielding her axe and the correct magical artifacts are all close range.]]
* {{Combos}}: She is fast enough to deliver a second hit with her axe to some enemies while they are in hitstun. [[spoiler: Many enemies shake off hitstun fast enough that she cannot deliver combos while using her father's sword except by using a downthrust.]]
* CuteBruiser: Kindhearted and wields an axe and sword all while wearing a pair of mittens.
* BraidsOfAction: Of the singular variety.
* {{Determinator}}: Until the HopelessBossFight, she'd managed to push halfway up the tower through sheer grit.
* DistaffCounterpart: to Adol Christin, given that she's a skilled melee fighter whose only magical abilities come from artifacts she picks up.
* GenkiGirl
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Feena suggests that it's because Yunica is so pure that she is unable to use any magic. While the Black Pearl grants the ability to use magic, it also [[spoiler:gave rise to the demons]].
* LightningBruiser: She is fast and strong when using her axe and can take the most damage of all of the playable characters.
* LongRangeFighter: [[spoiler:She becomes this while wielding her father's great sword. This sword deals more damage per hit than her battle axe, but it is so heavy that she takes much more time to swing it. She therefore deals less damage per second when executing consecutive attacks with the sword versus her battle axe. However, the sword when combined with a ruby allows her to unleash a slow, wide, strong, and extremely long range [[PlayingWithFire fire attack]] whose range is much longer than Hugo's range with either his normal attacks or his charged fire attacks.]]
* MightyGlacier: [[spoiler:She is this while using her father's great sword because his BFS is much heavier than her axe. She therefore takes some time to swing the sword despite her extreme strength.]]
* ObliviousToLove: Throughout much of her route, it's apparent that Roy likes her, but Yunica hasn't a clue and assumes he picks on her because he thinks of her as a kid.
* RealTimeWeaponChange: [[spoiler:She can switch between her normal battle axe and her father's great sword on the fly. The battle axe is faster and has a longer combo, but deals less damage per hit. The great sword does more damage per hit, but is slower.]]
* TakeUpMySword: [[spoiler:From the spirit of her deceased father, Saul Tovah.]]
* TragicKeepsake: In her route, she gets the Spirit Necklace from [[spoiler:Roy, who imbues it with the last of his magic before he dies. It contains all of Roy's magic which he pooled into the artifact after he was fatally wounded by Zava. Roy's magic will completely resurrect Yunica once if she is killed if she has equipped this necklace.]]
* UnSorcerer: Ys was full of sorcerers at the time of ''Ys: Origin''. She has no aptitude for magic at all except for using magical artifacts.

!!Hugo Fact

The ancestor of the evil Dark Fact, Hugo is a powerful magician with projectile based spells. He controls two floating orbs known as the Eyes of Fact that effectively triple or quintuple his firepower depending on whether or not he is in boost mode or not. He also has a variety of shields at his control.

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* AnAxeToGrind
BuffySpeak
* BadassNormal: She does not have any magical ability of her own.
DarkActionGirl
* BadPowersGoodPeople: [[spoiler:Yunica is a good person, but she is forced to use artifacts that enable her to use BlackMagic DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler:When she's killed in order to progress without knowing that it is bad until she learns that the magic of Ys generates demons. The magic is bad because its source is the Black Pearl, which generates demons as a side effect when it is used to fuel magic when used by anyone not made up completely of white emelas like the goddesses.Hugo's route.]]
* {{BFS}}: [[spoiler:Yunica inherits GoOutWithASmile
* HeelFaceTurn: Subverted in Hugo's route, where she mentions that despite wanting to save him for personal reasons, she's still loyal to
the Crimson Lotusblade, Darkling cause. PlayedStraight in Toal's route, where she returns home.
* NotSoDifferent: She identifies with Hugo having an InferioritySuperiorityComplex with Toal while still respecting him.
* ProngsOfPoseidon
* SiblingRivalry: Has one with
her father's great sword which also contains [[PlayingWithFire fire magic]].brother, Kishgal.
* SmarterThanYouLook: Despite her BuffySpeak, she is able to see through Hugo's complexes and somehow knows [[spoiler:that the petrification Dalles inflicted on her is fatal.
]]
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Her strength is this.
* CloseRangeCombatant: She is this when she is using her axe. [[spoiler:The [[BlowYouAway wind magic]] and [[ShockAndAwe electric magic]] that she can use while wielding her axe and the correct magical artifacts are all close range.]]
* {{Combos}}: She is fast enough to deliver a second hit with her axe to some enemies while they are in hitstun. [[spoiler: Many enemies shake off hitstun fast enough that she cannot deliver combos while using her father's sword except by using a downthrust.]]
* CuteBruiser: Kindhearted and wields an axe and sword all while wearing a pair of mittens.
* BraidsOfAction: Of the singular variety.
* {{Determinator}}: Until the HopelessBossFight, she'd managed to push halfway up the tower through sheer grit.
* DistaffCounterpart: to Adol Christin, given that she's a skilled melee fighter whose only magical abilities come from artifacts she picks up.
* GenkiGirl
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Feena suggests that it's because Yunica is so pure that she is unable to use any magic. While the Black Pearl grants the ability to use magic, it also [[spoiler:gave rise to the demons]].
* LightningBruiser: She is fast and strong when using her axe and can take the most damage of all of the playable characters.
* LongRangeFighter:
SuperpoweredEvilSide: [[spoiler:She becomes this while wielding her father's great sword. This sword deals more damage per hit than her battle axe, but it is so heavy that she takes much more time to swing it. She therefore deals less damage per second when executing consecutive attacks gains one in Yunica's route, complete with the sword versus her battle axe. However, the sword when combined with a ruby allows her to unleash a slow, wide, strong, and extremely long range [[PlayingWithFire fire attack]] whose range is much longer than Hugo's range with either his normal attacks [[DoppelgangerAttack clones]]. She doesn't gain one in Hugo or his charged fire attacks.]]
* MightyGlacier: [[spoiler:She is this while using her father's great sword
Toal's route, probably because his BFS is she saw how much heavier than her axe. She therefore takes some time to swing the sword despite her extreme strength.]]
* ObliviousToLove: Throughout much of her route, it's apparent that Roy likes her, but Yunica hasn't a clue and assumes he picks on her because he thinks of her as a kid.
* RealTimeWeaponChange: [[spoiler:She can switch between her normal battle axe and her father's great sword on the fly. The battle axe is faster and has a longer combo, but deals less damage per hit. The great sword does more damage per hit, but is slower.]]
* TakeUpMySword: [[spoiler:From the spirit of her deceased father, Saul Tovah.]]
* TragicKeepsake: In her route, she gets the Spirit Necklace from [[spoiler:Roy,
it corrupted Hugo.]]

!!Kishgal

Epona's sibling
who imbues it with the last of his magic before he dies. It contains all of Roy's magic which he pooled into the artifact after he was fatally wounded by Zava. Roy's magic will completely resurrect Yunica once if she is killed if she has equipped this necklace.]]
* UnSorcerer: Ys was full of sorcerers at the time of ''Ys: Origin''. She has no aptitude for magic at all except for using magical artifacts.

!!Hugo Fact

The ancestor of the evil Dark Fact, Hugo is a powerful magician with projectile based spells. He controls two floating orbs known as the Eyes of Fact that effectively triple or quintuple his firepower depending on whether or not he is in boost mode or not. He
also has a variety of shields at his control. serves Dalles



* AcademicAthlete: While he's not a physical fighter like the other player characters, he can still do his fair share of running and jumping to traverse the Tower of Darm.
* [[AttackDrone Attack Drones]]:His Eyes of Fact are essentially magical versions of these.
* BadPowersGoodPeople: [[spoiler:Hugo is a good person, but he uses BlackMagic in to progress initially not knowing that it is bad until he learns that the magic of Ys generates demons. The magic is bad because its source is the Black Pearl, which generates demons as a side effect when it is used to fuel magic when used by anyone not made up completely of white emelas like the Goddesses.]]
* BarrierWarrior: His wind skill and his final burst - the shield magic of the Fact family - count.
* BlackMage
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:Dalles inflicts this on him in Toal's route, to the point where Epona can't snap him out of it like she did in his route.]]
* BreakTheHaughty: [[spoiler:In his route, his lust for power ends up getting himself corrupted and Epona killed.]]
* DatingCatwoman: [[spoiler:His relationship with Epona.]]
* DealWithTheDevil: Goes through the deal with Dalles to be fused with demonic essence in both his and Toal's routes.
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: He puts up an arrogant facade to hide his jealousy of his brother's reputation. [[spoiler:Dalles exploits this to tempt him into using the Demonic Essence.]]
* InsufferableGenius
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* LongRangeFighter
* ObliviousToLove: A trait he amusingly shares with co-protagonist Yunica. He has no idea Miuscha has a crush on him and it gets lampshaded twice during the events of the Wailing Blue, first by Rico and then by Cadena. [[spoiler:The same can be said when Epona falls in love with him in his and Toal's routes. He falls in love with Epona, but he apparently has never been taught what love is and therefore does not know what it is.]]
--> '''Hugo:''' But Miuscha... Honestly, I don't know why she volunteered for the search party in the first place.
--> '''Rico:''' ...
--> '''Hugo:''' ...? What's with that look?
--> '''Rico:''' Oh, nothing. I was just marveling at what a contradiction you are. So smart in so many ways... yet totally oblivious in others.
--> '''Hugo:''' What? Oblivious how?!
--> '''Rico:''' (sigh) Never mind.
* {{Pride}}: His major character flaw.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: [[spoiler:When he activates his demon seeds.]]
* SquishyWizard: He takes less damage than Yunica can before he is killed.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: [[spoiler:Briefly gets taken over by demon seeds in his own route and Toal's route.]]
* TeenGenius
* UnwittingTestSubject: [[spoiler:Cain Fact directed Dalles to turn Hugo into a demon to see how his own lineage could handle being turned into demons so that Cain could see if he could handle demonic power himself. Either Toal or Epona (depending on route) helps Hugo regain his humanity.]]
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: [[spoiler:Unlike his brother, he loses his sanity when he is a demon.]]

!!The Claw / [[spoiler:Toal Fact]]

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* AloofBigBrother: [[spoiler:To Hugo. However, he cares a lot about Hugo beneath that aloofness.]]
* BadPowersGoodPeople: [[spoiler:He relies on demonic power to fight, but he still is mostly a good person who is forced to do bad things in order to infiltrate the bad guys.]]
* BattleAura: [[spoiler:Whenever he activates his demonic essence/boost mode, he has a dark battle aura.]]
* {{Combos}}: He is fast enough to deliver a second hit with his claws to most enemies while they are in hitstun. In fact, he depends on combos because a single hit from his attacks is very weak compared to other playable characters' hits in much of the game, and has very poor ability to take a hit for much of the game as well. On a side note, he does actually get the highest numerical Strength score after some levels, which isn't surprising given his whole deal.
* EleventhHourSuperpower: [[spoiler:He receives one in the form of the Cleria sword for the final battle against Darm.]]
* FakeDefector: [[spoiler:He pretended to join up with the Darklings in order to survive, but he always planned to destroy the Black Pearl.]]
* FallenHero: [[spoiler:Subverted as he intended to betray the clan of darkness and destroy the black pearl - even at the cost of his own life - from the very beginnning.]]
* FragileSpeedster: [[spoiler: He is this until late in his route when he becomes a LightningBruiser. He is fast, but for most of the game takes more damage than the other player characters.]]
* HeroicWillpower: [[spoiler:Unlike Hugo, he is able to keep the demonic essence in check through sheer willpower.]]
* LightningBruiser: [[spoiler:He becomes this once he levels up enough. He can start taking many hits once he levels up enough, and he keeps the speed he needed to dodge enemy attacks from when he could not take many hits.]]
* OneManArmy: [[spoiler:He and his superior Saul Tovah held off the entire army of demons.]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Whenever he activates his demonic essence, his eyes turn red.
* SlideAttack: He can use a slide attack to [[ArmorPiercingAttack damage an enemy's defense]] and to slide under small gaps that have spiked ceilings.
* StarCrossedLovers: [[spoiler:He is in love with Reah, but she and Feena sacrificed themselves to seal the demonic essence within the Black Pearl after Toal defeated Darm.]]
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: He becomes much more evil when he activates his boost mode which temporarily turns him into a full demon. [[spoiler:This is enough to allow him to open a door that is cursed to only open up for demons and other thoroughly evil beings. However, [[HeroicWillpower he is able to maintain control over himself while he is in this state]] and does not do anything evil while in this state except what he needed to do in order to maintain his cover.]]
* SwordBeam: [[spoiler:When Toal uses his silver sword, he fires sword beams from his sword each time he swings it. Adol is unable to do this when he uses the same sword in Ys I.]]
* TheUnfavorite: Cain did not take him abandoning their family traditions well and constantly disparages him. This is averted when Toal defeats Demonic!Hugo, causing Cain to be equally disappointed in both.
* UnskilledButStrong: Claims his combat skills are dulling [[spoiler:because he relies too much on his demonic powers]]. Though this is a case of GameplayAndStorySegregation because his lack of ranged attacks means he's at the forefront of enemy attacks, requiring better dodging skills from the player.
* UnwittingTestSubject: [[spoiler:Cain Fact told the Darklings to turn Toal into a demon in order to see how his own lineage would handle being turned into a demon. Cain wanted to see if he himself could handle the demonic essence, and used Toal as a pilot test subject before he decided to become Darm.]]
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: [[spoiler:His [[SuperpoweredEvilSide demonic essence]] allows him to open doors that are cursed only to open to demons and other thoroughly evil beings but [[SubvertedTrope he manages to hold onto his sanity through sheer willpower]].]]
* WolverineClaws: He uses silver claws as his primary weapon [[spoiler:as his original weapon, the silver sword, is broken at the beginning of the game.]]

!!Cain Fact / [[spoiler:The Demon King Darm]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Alan Oppenheimer (English, TG-16 version), Creator/NorioWakamoto (Japanese, ''Ys II'' OVA), Creator/KirkThornton (English, ''Ys II'' OVA [credited under a pseudonym])

The leader of the Six Priests who govern the mythical kingdom of Ys along with the twin goddesses. When the goddesses go missing, he sends down the search party to the surface to look for them. [[spoiler:He is secretly responsible for every calamity that befell in Ys. In order to gain the power of the black pearl for himself, he allowed the Clan of Darkness and demons to invade Ys, causing the continent of Ys to float. At the end of Toal's route, he shows up and finishes Dalles off, revealing his true colors in the process. He then proceeds to fuse with the black pearl and become the demon king Darm. Nonetheless, he is defeated by his son Toal and gets sealed by the twin goddesses. The seal gets broken again 700 years later, but this time, he is defeated for good by Adol.]]
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* AGodAmI: [[spoiler:He fuses with the Black Pearl in an attempt to become omnipotent.]]
* AbusiveParents: Hugo's recollection of training with him does not strike him as a good parent and explains Hugo's arrogance. [[spoiler:Not to mention he allowed both of his sons to be corrupted with demon seeds, just to see how much hidden potential they can unlock. Worse yet, he practically disowns Hugo (though thankfully out of earshot) when the latter loses to Toal, who he already considers a failure.]]
* ArchnemesisDad: The father of the Fact brothers and [[spoiler:is the man responsible for Ys's destruction]].
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: He's very dismissive towards the magic of the Darklings, considering them far inferior to his own. In an older fan-translation, he dips into FantasticRacism by calling them savages.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: As the leader of the Six Priests, his authority is second in only to the goddesses themselves.
* BarrierWarrior: The shield magic of the Fact family.
* BeardOfEvil: Has a goatee.
* BigBad: [[spoiler:Of Ys Origin and Ys II]]
* CardCarryingVillain: [[spoiler:After being called out by Toal and becoming Darm, he no longer attempts to justify his misdeeds and instead refers to himself as "pure evil."]]
* TheChessmaster: Carefully manipulated the events of the game from shadows so [[spoiler:he can take control of the Black Pearl]].
* FauxAffablyEvil: [[spoiler:After skewering Dalles, he attempts to act like a polite and loyal servant to Reah, despite how obvious it is that he's a traitor. As he finishes off Dalles, he gives the latter FalseReassurance that he'll be [[CallForward revived as a slave in the future]]. Afterwards, he drops any pretense of politeness when talking to Toal.]]
* GuineaPigFamily: [[spoiler:Cain Fact told the Darklings to turn his sons Toal and Hugo into demons in order to see how they handled being turned into demons. Cain wanted to see if he himself could handle the demonic essence, and used Hugo and Toal as pilot test subjects before he decided to become Darm.]]
* ManBehindTheMan: He is the one who [[spoiler:allowed the clan of Darkness and the demon army to overrun Ys.]]
* MotiveRant: [[spoiler:He tries to claim that his actions are justified because humanity is inclined to seek power and the goddesses are trying to limit their potential. After Toal shoots down his reasoning, Cain drops any [[NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist pretense of having good intentions for humanity]].]]
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:Fuses with the black pearl to become the demon king Darm.]]
* PsychoElectro: Tends to favor lightning magic.
* RageAgainstTheHeavens: He claims that he's just trying to free mankind from the twin goddesses limiting their potential, but it's clear he just wants to replace them for his own selfish reasons.
* RunningBothSides: He is the leader of the Six Priests of Ys, and [[spoiler:he is also the one who hired the Darklings and the demons to attack Ys.]]
* SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler:In Ys I & II. Ys Origin shows how he became the demon king Darm and was sealed 700 years prior.]]
* TrueFinalBoss: [[spoiler:Of Ys Origin]]
* {{Turncoat}}: [[spoiler:He was the leader of the Six Priests of Ys, but he decided to betray Ys in order to seize ultimate power.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: Why are so many of his tropes spoilered out? [[spoiler: Because he's really the BigBad or GreaterScopeVillain depending on the game.]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:He killed Dalles in Ys Origin in Toal's route when Dalles tried to destroy the Black Pearl.]]

!!Epona

A Darkling who serves Dalles in his scheme to claim the Black Pearl.
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* BuffySpeak
* DarkActionGirl
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler:When she's killed in Hugo's route.]]
* GoOutWithASmile
* HeelFaceTurn: Subverted in Hugo's route, where she mentions that despite wanting to save him for personal reasons, she's still loyal to the Darkling cause. PlayedStraight in Toal's route, where she returns home.
* NotSoDifferent: She identifies with Hugo having an InferioritySuperiorityComplex with Toal while still respecting him.
* ProngsOfPoseidon
* SiblingRivalry: Has one with her brother, Kishgal.
* SmarterThanYouLook: Despite her BuffySpeak, she is able to see through Hugo's complexes and somehow knows [[spoiler:that the petrification Dalles inflicted on her is fatal.]]
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: [[spoiler:She gains one in Yunica's route, complete with [[DoppelgangerAttack clones]]. She doesn't gain one in Hugo or Toal's route, probably because she saw how much it corrupted Hugo.]]

!!Kishgal

Epona's sibling who also serves Dalles
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* ''[[Characters/YsTheOathInFelghana Ys: The Oath In Felghana]]''
* ''[[Characters/YsMemoriesOfCelceta Ys: Memories of Celceta]]''
* ''[[Characters/YsSEVEN Ys SEVEN]]''
* ''[[Characters/YsVIIILacrimosaOfDana Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana]]''

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* ''[[Characters/YsTheOathInFelghana Ys: The Oath In Felghana]]''
''Characters/YsTheOathInFelghana''
* ''[[Characters/YsMemoriesOfCelceta Ys: Memories of Celceta]]''
''Characters/YsMemoriesOfCelceta''
* ''[[Characters/YsSEVEN Ys SEVEN]]''
''Characters/YsSEVEN''
* ''[[Characters/YsVIIILacrimosaOfDana Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana]]''''Characters/YsVIIILacrimosaOfDana''
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* DynamicEntry: where do you think he got his nickname from?

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* BreakOutCharacter: In the first game, he was a minor character who busted Adol out of prison via smashing apart a wall to assist in his escape and defeat the BigBad. Due to his popularity, he has been promoted to Adol's best friend and traveling companion in most installments.
* DynamicEntry: where Where do you think he got his nickname from?
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* ''[[Characters/YsTheOathInFelghana Ys: The Oath In Felghana]]''



[[folder:''Ys III: The Oath in Felghana'']]
!!Elena Stoddart
[[quoteright:125:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/elena_4.jpg]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AiNonaka

A blond kind-hearted girl from the village of Redmont who gets saved by Adol at the beginning of the third game, she is a childhood friend of Dogi. She is worried about her brother Chester, who has gone missing for past few months.

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[[folder:''Ys III: The Oath in Felghana'']]
!!Elena Stoddart
[[quoteright:125:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/elena_4.jpg]]
V: Lost Kefin, Kingdom of Sand'']]
!!Niena
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AiNonaka

Ai Yoshida

A blond kind-hearted girl shopkeeper from the village of Redmont who gets saved by Adol Xandria and Stein's adopted daughter. Two years ago, Stein and others found her at the beginning desert of Felte. She does not recall what happened to her before she got lost in the third game, she is a childhood friend of Dogi. She is worried about her brother Chester, who has gone missing for past few months.desert.



* DistressedDamsel: [[spoiler:She gets kidnapped by Garland and Dularn close to the end of the game]].
* HeroicLineage: [[spoiler:She and her brother Chester are the descendants of the warrior Genos.]]
* ShesAllGrownUp: Dogi didn't even recognize her because she used to be a {{Tomboy}} eight years ago.
* TakeMeInstead: [[spoiler:Near the end of the game, she offers to be the sacrifice for the revival of Galbalan in place of her brother Chester.]]
* ZettaiRyouiki: Her new look in [[IntercontinuityCrossover Alternative Saga]].

!!Chester Stoddart
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/chester_7.jpg]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KentaroIto

Elena's brother and Dogi's friend who has gone missing for past few months. He later shows up and reveals that he has become the Count [=McGuire=]'s knight in order to make a name for himself. He quickly becomes a menace to Adol as he is also looking for statues that house the power of the ancient demon Galbalan by the order of his master. [[spoiler:It turns out that he is actually trying to get revenge on the Count [=McGuire=] for destroying his hometown. While his plan for the revenge is successful, he does not realize that he has been used as a pawn by the real mastermind - Bishop Nikolas - for the complete revival of [[GreaterScopeVillain Galbalan]].]]

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* DistressedDamsel: [[spoiler:She gets is kidnapped by Garland and Dularn close to the end of the game]].
* HeroicLineage: [[spoiler:She and her brother Chester are the descendants of the warrior Genos.]]
* ShesAllGrownUp: Dogi didn't even recognize her because she used
Dorman to be used as a {{Tomboy}} eight years ago.
hostage in exchange for crystals.]]
* TakeMeInstead: [[spoiler:Near LaserGuidedAmnesia
* MysteriousWaif
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:She's actually an alchemist from
the end city of Kefin who was sent to prevent Rizze and others from breaking the game, she offers to be seal. However, the sacrifice for impact upon arriving the revival of Galbalan in place of outside world caused her brother Chester.]]
* ZettaiRyouiki: Her new look in [[IntercontinuityCrossover Alternative Saga]].

!!Chester Stoddart
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/chester_7.jpg]]
to lose her memories.]]

!!Rizze
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KentaroIto

Elena's brother
Noriko Fujimoto

A guard-captain
and Dogi's friend who has gone missing for past few months. He later shows up partner of Dorman. [[spoiler:She's actually a royalty from the sealed city of Kefin. When the seal on Kefin got weakened, she escaped along with some of her soldiers and reveals that he has become the Count [=McGuire=]'s knight manipulated Dorman into hiring adventurers in order to make a name for himself. He quickly becomes a menace to Adol as he is also looking for statues that house break the power of the ancient demon Galbalan by the order of his master. [[spoiler:It turns out that he is actually trying to get revenge seal on the Count [=McGuire=] for destroying his hometown. While his plan for the revenge is successful, he does not realize that he has been used as a pawn by the real mastermind - Bishop Nikolas - for the complete revival of [[GreaterScopeVillain Galbalan]].Kefin completely.]]



* AncestralWeapon: The blade of Genos. He dual-wields it with another blade, which shows that he means business.
%%* [[spoiler:AntiVillain]]
%%* [[spoiler:ClimaxBoss]]
* TheDragon: [[spoiler:to Nikolas Garland]]
* HeroicLineage: [[spoiler:Of the hero Genos, just like Elena]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:After Adol saves Elena and knocks out the local Galbalan, Chester [[SuicideAttack blows himself up]] and Genos Island in order to [[RedemptionEqualsDeath kill the Galbalan]].]]
* FlashStep: when you fight him
* {{Jerkass}}
* KickTheDog
* PetTheDog: [[spoiler:He spared Bob and merely locked him up in the dungeon even though Bob witnessed Chester and the Count's soldiers' searching for the statues of Galbalan at the mine.]]
* MasterSwordsman
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:Garland plays him like a fiddle in awakening Galbalan, and that's not to mention all the lives he killed just for a chance to kill Count [=McGuire=].]]
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:Purposely joined Count [=McGuire=]'s knights in order to eventually kill him for revenge.]]
%%* [[spoiler:RoaringRampageOfRevenge]]
%%* [[spoiler:UnwittingPawn]]
* YouKilledMyFather: [[spoiler: Garland wants revenge against the Count [=McGuire=] for murdering his parents and razing his town.]]
* WhatWereYouThinking: Gets this a ''lot.''
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler: He was one of the survivors of a genocide. He wants revenge against Count [=McGuire=] and was willing to get it at all costs including killing many innocent people.]]

!!Bishop Nikolas [[spoiler:Garland]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/BinShimada

Head of the Felghana diocese. Once served at Redmont's church, but now focuses his efforts on trying to keep relations between the count and the townsfolk as smooth as possible.
[[spoiler:In reality, he is the mastermind behind Chester's RoaringRampageOfRevenge and the Count [=McGuire=]'s more vicious actions. After making contact with Galbalan at the Illburns Ruins some point before the game, he became convinced that Galbalan is the true god and did everything in his power to bring Galbalan's revival to completion. After revealing his true colors near the end of the game, he kidnaps Elena in order to use her as a final sacrifice to Galbalan. The dark bishop is ultimately defeated by Adol, who proceeded to destroy his "god" Galbalan as well.]]
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%%* [[spoiler:TheChessmaster]]
* EvilIsHammy: [[spoiler:Once he reveals his true colors, he becomes much hammier.]]
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: [[spoiler:He was once a perfectly sane priest before learning of Galbalan.]]
* KaizoTrap: [[spoiler:See TakingYouWithMe below.]]
%%* [[spoiler:TheManBehindTheMan]]

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* AncestralWeapon: The blade of Genos. He dual-wields it with another blade, which shows that he means business.
%%* [[spoiler:AntiVillain]]
%%* [[spoiler:ClimaxBoss]]
* TheDragon: [[spoiler:to Nikolas Garland]]
* HeroicLineage: [[spoiler:Of
TheManBehindTheMan: She is using Dorman to obtain the hero Genos, just like Elena]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:After Adol saves Elena and knocks out
crystals so the local Galbalan, Chester [[SuicideAttack blows himself up]] and Genos Island in order to [[RedemptionEqualsDeath kill the Galbalan]].]]
* FlashStep: when you fight him
* {{Jerkass}}
* KickTheDog
* PetTheDog: [[spoiler:He spared Bob and merely locked him up in the dungeon even though Bob witnessed Chester and the Count's soldiers' searching for the statues of Galbalan at the mine.]]
* MasterSwordsman
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:Garland plays him like a fiddle in awakening Galbalan, and that's not to mention all the lives he killed just for a chance to kill Count [=McGuire=].]]
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:Purposely joined Count [=McGuire=]'s knights in order to eventually kill him for revenge.]]
%%* [[spoiler:RoaringRampageOfRevenge]]
%%* [[spoiler:UnwittingPawn]]
* YouKilledMyFather: [[spoiler: Garland wants revenge against the Count [=McGuire=] for murdering his parents and razing his town.]]
* WhatWereYouThinking: Gets this a ''lot.''
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler: He was one of the survivors of a genocide. He wants revenge against Count [=McGuire=] and was willing to get it at all costs including killing many innocent people.]]

!!Bishop Nikolas [[spoiler:Garland]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/BinShimada

Head of the Felghana diocese. Once served at Redmont's church, but now focuses his efforts
seal on trying to keep relations between the count and the townsfolk as smooth as possible.
[[spoiler:In reality, he is the mastermind behind Chester's RoaringRampageOfRevenge and the Count [=McGuire=]'s more vicious actions. After making contact with Galbalan at the Illburns Ruins some point before the game, he became convinced that Galbalan is the true god and did everything in his power to bring Galbalan's revival to completion. After revealing his true colors near the end of the game, he kidnaps Elena in order to use her as a final sacrifice to Galbalan. The dark bishop is ultimately defeated by Adol, who proceeded to destroy his "god" Galbalan as well.]]
----
%%* [[spoiler:TheChessmaster]]
* EvilIsHammy: [[spoiler:Once he reveals his true colors, he becomes much hammier.]]
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: [[spoiler:He was once a perfectly sane priest before learning of Galbalan.]]
* KaizoTrap: [[spoiler:See TakingYouWithMe below.]]
%%* [[spoiler:TheManBehindTheMan]]
Kefin can be undone.



%%* [[spoiler:RedEyesTakeWarning]]
%%* [[spoiler:SinisterMinister]]
* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler:He attempts this at the end of his boss fight.]]
* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler:Chester witnessed his village become a victim to genocide when he was a boy and became a victim of this trope. This is his motive. [=McGuire=] is the one who ordered this genocide. Garland is the one who manipulated [=McGuire=] into ordering this massacre.]]

!!Count [=McGuire=]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/RyuzaburoOtomo

The feudal lord of Valestein Castle, and a materialistic nobleman from the Romun Empire. Levied heavy taxes on the people of Redmont for many years, and is regarded as a despot. In the game proper, he seems to be looking for the statues that house the power of the ancient demon Galbalan...

to:

%%* [[spoiler:RedEyesTakeWarning]]
%%* [[spoiler:SinisterMinister]]
* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler:He attempts this at TheUnfought: In the end SNES version, she is not fought despite being a major antagonist. Subverted in the PS2 version where she fights alongside the king of his Kefin in a boss fight.]]
battle.
* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler:Chester witnessed his village become a victim UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: She genuinely believes that using Kefin's alchemy to genocide when he was create a boy and became a victim of this trope. This is his motive. [=McGuire=] is the one who ordered this genocide. Garland is the one who manipulated [=McGuire=] into ordering this massacre.]]

!!Count [=McGuire=]
strong country justifies its [[PoweredByForsakenChild cost]].

!!Dorman
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/RyuzaburoOtomo

The feudal lord of Valestein Castle, and a materialistic nobleman
Koichi Kasamura

A wealthy merchant from Xandria who hires Adol to look for the mystical alchemy
from the Romun Empire. Levied heavy taxes on the people lost city of Redmont for many years, and is regarded as a despot. In the game proper, he seems to be looking for the statues Kefin, claiming that house such power can be used to stop the desertification of Xandria. [[spoiler:In reality, he is trying to harness the power of the ancient demon Galbalan...alchemy for himself. However, it turns out that he is manipulated by his partner-in-scheme Rizze, who has other ideas in mind.]]



* TheAtoner: [[spoiler:Deeply regrets his actions and [[HeelFaceTurn vows to work with the people of Redmont to make Felghana a better place]] at the end of the game]].
%%* [[spoiler:BreakTheHaughty]]
* DiscOneFinalBoss: [[spoiler:heavily played up to be the BigBad for roughly half of the game.]]
* DirtyCoward: [[spoiler:This EvilOverlord was quick to surrender to Chester and Adol when both start hunting him down.]]
* EvilOverlord: He levies insane taxes and shuts down the raval mine for reasons that at the time did not include an unsafe mine. ([[NoOSHACompliance The mine became unsafe]] after its closure because there were no miners around who could kill monsters to prevent the monster population from getting out of control. The monsters therefore took over the mine.) Raval mining is the main source of income for the local economy.
* TheDragon: [[spoiler:To Nikolas Garland]]
%%* [[spoiler:TheHeavy]]
* {{Jerkass}}
* LoveMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler:His lust for power started from the desire to be a man worthy of his wife, who comes from the family of much higher social status than him.]]
* NonActionBigBad
* PetTheDog: He sincerely loves his family.
* SmugSnake
%%* [[spoiler:TheUnfought]]
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:To Bishop Nikolas]]
* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler:Chester witnessed his village become a victim to genocide when he was a boy and became a victim of this trope. This is his motive. [=McGuire=] is the one who ordered this genocide.]]

!!Galbalan
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/BanjoGinga

An ancient demon from the legend. [[spoiler:Supposedly, it was slain by the warrior Genos with the blessing of the winged ones. However, it turns out that even Genos could not defeat the beast completely so he divided its powers into the four statues and sealed each statue at different regions across Felghana. Somehow, it managed to get in contact with the bishop Nikolas at Illburns ruin, turning the once devout priest into the fanatical madman who would stop at nothing to revive his true god. Through Nikolas, Galbalan was able to destroy most of the descendants of Genos and regain his powers. After receiving Elena's energy, Galbalan starts to awaken and declares his intention to destroy everything and spread terror across the world. Fortunately, Adol manages to arrive just in time to face the would-be destroyer. Although Adol manages to critically weaken the monster, it starts to regenerate rapidly. Ultimately, Chester, in his moment of redemption, sacrifices himself to blow up the whole island, destroying the demon for good in the process.]]

[[spoiler:It is implied that Galbalan is an artificial creation from ash emelas that was created by the clan of darkness long time ago as a weapon of mass destruction. It somehow managed to gain sentience and went on a rampage before getting sealed in Felghana by Genos.]]

[[spoiler:There are other Galbalans in other games like ''Memories of Celceta'' and ''The Ark of Napishtim''.]]

to:

* TheAtoner: [[spoiler:Deeply regrets OneWingedAngel: Uses his actions and [[HeelFaceTurn vows own alchemy to work with transform into a giant monstrosity for the people of Redmont to make Felghana a better place]] at the end of the game]].boss battle.
%%* [[spoiler:BreakTheHaughty]]
* DiscOneFinalBoss: [[spoiler:heavily played up ReasonableAuthorityFigure: First appears as such in order to be get Adol to look for Kefin's alchemy for him.
* SmugSnake: Confident in his scheme to use Kefin's alchemy to conquer
the BigBad for roughly half of the game.world but is ultimately used by Rizze.
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:To Rizze.
]]
* DirtyCoward: [[spoiler:This EvilOverlord was quick YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:He tries to surrender to Chester and Adol when both start hunting him down.]]
* EvilOverlord: He levies insane taxes and shuts down the raval mine for reasons that at the time did not include an unsafe mine. ([[NoOSHACompliance The mine became unsafe]] after its closure because there were no miners around who could kill monsters to prevent the monster population from getting out of control. The monsters therefore took over the mine.) Raval mining is the main source of income for the local economy.
* TheDragon: [[spoiler:To Nikolas Garland]]
%%* [[spoiler:TheHeavy]]
* {{Jerkass}}
* LoveMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler:His lust for power started from the desire to be a man worthy of his wife, who comes from the family of much higher social status than him.]]
* NonActionBigBad
* PetTheDog: He sincerely loves his family.
* SmugSnake
%%* [[spoiler:TheUnfought]]
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:To Bishop Nikolas]]
* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler:Chester witnessed his village become a victim to genocide when he was a boy and became a victim of
pull this trope. This is his motive. [=McGuire=] is the one who ordered this genocide.on Adol.]]

!!Galbalan
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/BanjoGinga

An ancient demon
!!Foresta

Stoker's fiance. In order to prevent Kefin's soldiers
from taking the legend. [[spoiler:Supposedly, it was slain by the warrior Genos light crystal, she sealed herself along with the blessing of the winged ones. However, it turns out that even Genos could not defeat the beast completely so he divided its powers into the four statues and sealed each statue at different regions across Felghana. Somehow, it managed to get in contact with the bishop Nikolas at Illburns ruin, turning the once devout priest into the fanatical madman who would stop at nothing to revive his true god. Through Nikolas, Galbalan was able to destroy most of the descendants of Genos and regain his powers. After receiving Elena's energy, Galbalan starts to awaken and declares his intention to destroy everything and spread terror across the world. Fortunately, Adol manages to arrive just in time to face the would-be destroyer. Although Adol manages to critically weaken the monster, it starts to regenerate rapidly. Ultimately, Chester, in his moment of redemption, sacrifices himself to blow up the whole island, destroying the demon for good in the process.]]

[[spoiler:It is implied that Galbalan is an artificial creation from ash emelas that was created by the clan of darkness long time ago as a weapon of mass destruction. It somehow managed to gain sentience and went on a rampage before getting sealed in Felghana by Genos.]]

[[spoiler:There are other Galbalans in other games like ''Memories of Celceta'' and ''The Ark of Napishtim''.]]
crystal. Stoker has been watching over her ever since.



* AGodAmI
* EnemyToAllLivingThings: It is so evil that just getting in touch with its power/essence is enough to turn people and spirits into monsters.
* GreaterScopeVillain
* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:To Nikolas.]]
* OmnicidalManiac
* SealedEvilInACan
* TacticalSuicideBoss: [[spoiler:In all three phases, the boss fight would be impossible to win if Galbalan does not do attacks that leave its vulnerable parts exposed.]]
** TennisBoss: [[spoiler:The final phase of the boss fight.]]
* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: [[spoiler:Galbalan seeks to destroy everything, including humans who are responsible for its creation.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder:''Ys V: Lost Kefin, Kingdom of Sand'']]
!!Niena
->'''Voiced by:''' Ai Yoshida

A shopkeeper from Xandria and Stein's adopted daughter. Two years ago, Stein and others found her at the desert of Felte. She does not recall what happened to her before she got lost in the desert.

to:

* AGodAmI
* EnemyToAllLivingThings: It is so evil that just getting
HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:However, Adol goes back in touch with its power/essence is enough to turn people time and spirits into monsters.
* GreaterScopeVillain
* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:To Nikolas.]]
* OmnicidalManiac
* SealedEvilInACan
* TacticalSuicideBoss: [[spoiler:In all three phases, the boss fight would be impossible to win if Galbalan does not do attacks that leave its vulnerable parts exposed.]]
** TennisBoss: [[spoiler:The final phase of the boss fight.]]
* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: [[spoiler:Galbalan seeks to destroy everything, including humans who are responsible for its creation.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder:''Ys V: Lost Kefin, Kingdom of Sand'']]
!!Niena
->'''Voiced by:''' Ai Yoshida

saves Foresta and Stoker, thereby making her sacrifice unnecessary.]]

!!Stoker

A shopkeeper spirit from Xandria and Stein's adopted daughter. Two 500 years ago, Stein and others found her at the desert of Felte. She does not recall what happened to her before she got lost in the desert. past, Stoker might seem sinister, but there's more to him than it initially seems. He longs deeply for his fiancee, Foresta.



* DistressedDamsel: [[spoiler:She is kidnapped by Dorman to be used as a hostage in exchange for crystals.]]
* LaserGuidedAmnesia
* MysteriousWaif
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:She's actually an alchemist from the city of Kefin who was sent to prevent Rizze and others from breaking the seal. However, the impact upon arriving the outside world caused her to lose her memories.]]

!!Rizze
->'''Voiced by:''' Noriko Fujimoto

A guard-captain and partner of Dorman. [[spoiler:She's actually a royalty from the sealed city of Kefin. When the seal on Kefin got weakened, she escaped along with some of her soldiers and manipulated Dorman into hiring adventurers in order to break the seal on Kefin completely.]]

to:

* DistressedDamsel: [[spoiler:She is kidnapped by Dorman to be used as a hostage in exchange for crystals.]]
* LaserGuidedAmnesia
* MysteriousWaif
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:She's actually an alchemist from the city of Kefin who was sent to prevent Rizze and others from breaking the seal. However, the impact upon arriving the outside world caused her to lose her memories.]]

!!Rizze
DarkIsNotEvil

!!Massea
->'''Voiced by:''' Noriko Fujimoto

Ryoko Tanaka

A guard-captain local alchemist who lives in the cabin near the village of Foresta. She helps Adol in his quest by using elemental stones to create alchemy spells for him to use.

!!Stein
->'''Voiced by:''' Go Yamane

Niena's adoptive father
and partner of Dorman. [[spoiler:She's actually a royalty from veteran adventurer who has gone missing while looking for the sealed lost city of Kefin. When the seal on [[spoiler:It turns out he did manage to get into Kefin got weakened, she escaped along with some of her soldiers and manipulated Dorman into hiring adventurers in order decided to break become the seal on Kefin completely.leader of LaResistance against its oppressive regime.]]



* TheManBehindTheMan: She is using Dorman to obtain the crystals so the seal on Kefin can be undone.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* TheUnfought: In the SNES version, she is not fought despite being a major antagonist. Subverted in the PS2 version where she fights alongside the king of Kefin in a boss battle.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: She genuinely believes that using Kefin's alchemy to create a strong country justifies its [[PoweredByForsakenChild cost]].

!!Dorman
->'''Voiced by:''' Koichi Kasamura

A wealthy merchant from Xandria who hires Adol to look for the mystical alchemy from the lost city of Kefin, claiming that such power can be used to stop the desertification of Xandria. [[spoiler:In reality, he is trying to harness the power of alchemy for himself. However, it turns out that he is manipulated by his partner-in-scheme Rizze, who has other ideas in mind.]]

to:

* TheManBehindTheMan: She is using Dorman CoolOldGuy
* DynamicEntry: [[spoiler:Adol first encounters Stein as Stein jumps down
to obtain catch one of the crystals so villains off-guard and slices the seal on Kefin can be undone.villain in half.]]
* RebelLeader: Leads the resistance against [[spoiler:Kefin's oppressive regime]].

* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* TheUnfought: In the SNES version, she is not fought despite being a major antagonist. Subverted in the PS2 version where she fights alongside the king of Kefin in a boss battle.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: She genuinely believes that using Kefin's alchemy
ParentalSubstitute: He was this to create a strong country justifies its [[PoweredByForsakenChild cost]].Niena before he disappeared three years ago.

!!Dorman
!!Terra
->'''Voiced by:''' Koichi Kasamura

Creator/KaeAraki

A wealthy merchant scurrilous little scamp from Xandria who hires a group of outlaws in the forest, she first tries to scam Adol to look by pretending she's a maiden in distress. She and her family continuously cause mischief for Adol throughout the mystical alchemy from the lost city of Kefin, claiming that such power can be used to stop the desertification of Xandria. [[spoiler:In reality, he is trying to harness the power of alchemy for himself. However, it turns out that he is manipulated by his partner-in-scheme Rizze, who has other ideas in mind.]]game but become allies later on.



* OneWingedAngel: Uses his own alchemy to transform into a giant monstrosity for the boss battle.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: First appears as such in order to get Adol to look for Kefin's alchemy for him.
* SmugSnake: Confident in his scheme to use Kefin's alchemy to conquer the world but is ultimately used by Rizze.
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:To Rizze.]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:He tries to pull this on Adol.]]

!!Foresta

Stoker's fiance. In order to prevent Kefin's soldiers from taking the light crystal, she sealed herself along with the crystal. Stoker has been watching over her ever since.

to:

* OneWingedAngel: Uses his own alchemy to transform into a giant monstrosity for the boss battle.BrattyHalfPint: Starts off deeply distrusting off Adol and only comes around after Adol saves her life.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: First appears as such in order to get HopelessSuitor: Adol does not seem to look for Kefin's alchemy for recognize that she has developed a huge crush on him.
* SmugSnake: Confident in his scheme to use Kefin's alchemy to conquer the world but is ultimately used by Rizze.PirateGirl: In ''Ys VI''.
* SheIsAllGrownUp: In ''Ys VI''.

* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:To Rizze.]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:He tries to pull this on Adol.]]

!!Foresta

Stoker's fiance.
TokenMiniMoe: In order to prevent Kefin's soldiers ''Ys V''.

!!Jabir
->'''Voiced by:''' Tsuyoshi Aoshi

An alchemist who found the philosopher's stone in the jungle of Xandria 500 years ago. [[spoiler:With its unimaginable power, he became immortal and took control of Kefin
from taking the light crystal, she sealed herself along with shadows. He then sought to conquer the crystal. Stoker rest of the world but other alchemists, led by Foresta, stopped him by sealing Jabir and the entire city of Kefin in another dimension. Since then he has been watching over her ever since. seeking to break the seal while maintaining the power of the philosopher's stone through human sacrifices.]]



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:However, Adol goes back in time and saves Foresta and Stoker, thereby making her sacrifice unnecessary.]]

!!Stoker

A spirit from 500 years in the past, Stoker might seem sinister, but there's more to him than it initially seems. He longs deeply for his fiancee, Foresta.

to:

* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:However, BigBad: [[spoiler:Of ''Kefin, the Lost City of Sand''.]]
* EvilOldFolks: Has an appearance of a crotchety old man and is the source of all woes in this game.
* FightingAShadow: [[spoiler:The first battle against him.]]
* FlunkyBoss: Summons two minions that attack
Adol goes back in time throughout the battle, regenerating them periodically.
* ImmortalityImmorality: Used human sacrifices to power the Philosopher's Stone so he can live forever.
* MadScientist: [[spoiler:A mad alchemist.]]
* ManBehindTheMan: The true mastermind behind [[spoiler:Kefin's oppressive regime that runs on [[PoweredByAForsakenChild human sacrifices]] ]].
* OneWingedAngel: During the [[FinalBoss final battle]], [[spoiler:he fuses with the philosopher's stone, becoming a gigantic abomination.]]
* SealedEvilInACan: Attempted to conquer the world using the power of the Philosopher's Stone but got sealed by other alchemists.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:''Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim'']]
!!Olha
[[quoteright:150:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/olha.jpg]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SakuraTange (Japanese, Playstation 2 ''Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim''), Creator/MiyuMatsuki (''Ys SEVEN Prologue: Tsuzurareru Boukentan'' drama CD)

The Priestess of the Rehda clan, Olha is a hunter that finds Adol washed ashore,
and saves Foresta and Stoker, thereby making her sacrifice unnecessary.]]

!!Stoker

A spirit from 500 years
believes in him, despite everyone in the past, Stoker might seem sinister, but there's more to him than it initially seems. He longs deeply for village not trusting his fiancee, Foresta.non-elven face.



* DarkIsNotEvil

!!Massea
->'''Voiced by:''' Ryoko Tanaka

A local alchemist who lives in the cabin near the village of Foresta. She helps Adol in his quest by using elemental stones to create alchemy spells for him to use.

!!Stein
->'''Voiced by:''' Go Yamane

Niena's adoptive father and a veteran adventurer who has gone missing while looking for the lost city of Kefin. [[spoiler:It turns out he did manage to get into Kefin and decided to become the leader of LaResistance against its oppressive regime.]]

to:

* DarkIsNotEvil

!!Massea
DamselInDistress: [[spoiler:Olha and her sister are kidnapped by the Romun army when the vortex stops.]]
* LittleBitBeastly
* MementoMacGuffin: The mirror of Zeme.

!!Isha
[[quoteright:150:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/isha.jpg]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Ryoko Tanaka

A local alchemist who lives in
Creator/SaoriGoto

Olha's little sister. Initially scared of Adol, but after he saves her from
the cabin near the village of Foresta. ash emelas monster, she comes to look to him as a big brother. She helps Adol in also has visions of his quest by using elemental stones to create alchemy spells for him to use.

!!Stein
->'''Voiced by:''' Go Yamane

Niena's adoptive father
fierce battles, and a veteran adventurer who has gone missing while looking for the lost city of Kefin. [[spoiler:It turns out he did manage to get into Kefin and decided to become the leader of LaResistance against its oppressive regime.]]worries endless.



* CoolOldGuy
* DynamicEntry: [[spoiler:Adol first encounters Stein as Stein jumps down to catch one of the villains off-guard and slices the villain in half.]]
* RebelLeader: Leads the resistance against [[spoiler:Kefin's oppressive regime]].
* ParentalSubstitute: He was this to Niena before he disappeared three years ago.

!!Terra
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KaeAraki

A scurrilous little scamp from a group of outlaws in the forest, she first tries to scam Adol by pretending she's a maiden in distress. She and her family continuously cause mischief for Adol throughout the game but become allies later on.

to:

* CoolOldGuy
* DynamicEntry: [[spoiler:Adol
DamselInDistress: [[spoiler:First, she is attacked by the first encounters Stein as Stein jumps down boss, later, she is capturated by Ernst and taken to catch one of the villains off-guard and slices the villain in half.Ark of Napishtim.]]
* RebelLeader: Leads the resistance against [[spoiler:Kefin's oppressive regime]].
FaintingSeer
* ParentalSubstitute: He was this to Niena before he disappeared three years ago.

!!Terra
LittleBitBeastly
* TokenMiniMoe

!!Geis
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/geis.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Geis as of ''Ys SEVEN'']]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KaeAraki

A scurrilous little scamp from a group
Creator/HirokiTakahashi (Playstation 2 ''Ys VI: The Ark of outlaws Napishtim''), Creator/KenjiAkabane (''Ys SEVEN''), Creator/TakuyaSato (Japanese, ''Ys SEVEN Prologue: Tsuzurareru Boukentan'' drama CD, ''Ys vs. Sora no Kiseki: Alternative Saga'')

A mysterious mercenary whom Adol encounters
in the forest, she first tries to scam Adol by pretending she's a maiden in distress. She sixth game. He is famous for his skill with pole-arms and her family continuously cause mischief for Adol throughout talismans. He seems to be knowledgeable about strange events that are happening in the game but become allies later on.Vortex of Canaan...



* BrattyHalfPint: Starts off deeply distrusting off Adol and only comes around after Adol saves her life.
* HopelessSuitor: Adol does not seem to recognize that she has developed a huge crush on him.
* PirateGirl: In ''Ys VI''.
* SheIsAllGrownUp: In ''Ys VI''.
* TokenMiniMoe: In ''Ys V''.

!!Jabir
->'''Voiced by:''' Tsuyoshi Aoshi

An alchemist who found the philosopher's stone in the jungle of Xandria 500 years ago. [[spoiler:With its unimaginable power, he became immortal and took control of Kefin from the shadows. He then sought to conquer the rest of the world but other alchemists, led by Foresta, stopped him by sealing Jabir and the entire city of Kefin in another dimension. Since then he has been seeking to break the seal while maintaining the power of the philosopher's stone through human sacrifices.]]

to:

* BrattyHalfPint: Starts off deeply distrusting off Adol BladeOnAStick
* DarkIsNotEvil: Although he wears all black
and only comes around after Adol saves her life.is bit of a jerk, he is a man with good intentions, especially considering that [[spoiler:he is also a member of the Clan of Darkness]].
* HopelessSuitor: DarkIsEdgy
* FairyCompanion: Has three of them after Ark of Naphatism [[spoiler: that once belonged to his brother.]]
* FamilyHonor: [[spoiler:He tried to preserve what is left of his family honor by trying to stop his evil brother.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's initially hostile towards
Adol does due to the latter being a meddling do-gooder, but still respects him for being a WorthyOpponent. [[spoiler:He's also trying to prevent his brother from taking control of Napishtim and potentially causing a global flood.]]
* JerkassHasAPoint: He's
not seem to recognize entirely wrong when he points out that she has developed Adol will get hurt if he sticks his nose into every problem he comes across [[spoiler:especially when Scias takes advantage of Adol's interactions with the king of Altago.]]
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: He is
a huge crush on him.
mercenary.
* PirateGirl: In ''Ys VI''.
TheRedBaron: ''The Black Mercenary''
* SheIsAllGrownUp: In ''Ys VI''.
TheRival: To Adol.
* TokenMiniMoe: In ''Ys V''.

!!Jabir
ScrewThisImOuttaHere: He tries to do this in ''Seven'' once he realizes that Adol is the one destined to fight BigBad for the fate of Altago, not him, but ends up staying due to some persuasion from Clarius.

!!Ernst
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ernst.jpg]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Tsuyoshi Aoshi

An alchemist
Kenta Matsumoto

A Romun general
who found leads the philosopher's stone in Romun troop to the jungle land of Xandria 500 years ago. [[spoiler:With its unimaginable power, Canaan. He seems to have some connection to Geis...[[spoiler:It turns out that he became immortal is Geis' brother and took a descendant of the Clan of Darkness, who tried to gain control of Kefin from the shadows. He then sought weather control Napishtim but failed. Unlike Geis who is trying to conquer atone for the rest mistakes of the world but other alchemists, led by Foresta, stopped him by sealing Jabir and the entire city of Kefin in another dimension. Since then his ancestors, he has been seeking seeks to break the seal while maintaining obtain the power of Napishtim for himself. To that end, he sends out his three fairies in order to undo the philosopher's stone through human sacrifices.seal on the ark and kidnaps Isha. Using the control key Almarion and Isha's power, he manages to gain control of the ark but is ultimately defeated by Adol. After his defeat, Ernst tries to draw more power from the ark but fails, causing Napishtim to go berserk in the process. As he lays dying, he apologizes for his actions and asks Adol to stop the ark, opening the passage to the control room. He also bequeaths his three fairies to Geis.]]



* BigBad: [[spoiler:Of ''Kefin, the Lost City of Sand''.]]
* EvilOldFolks: Has an appearance of a crotchety old man and is the source of all woes in this game.
* FightingAShadow: [[spoiler:The first battle against him.]]
* FlunkyBoss: Summons two minions that attack Adol throughout the battle, regenerating them periodically.
* ImmortalityImmorality: Used human sacrifices to power the Philosopher's Stone so he can live forever.
* MadScientist: [[spoiler:A mad alchemist.]]
* ManBehindTheMan: The true mastermind behind [[spoiler:Kefin's oppressive regime that runs on [[PoweredByAForsakenChild human sacrifices]] ]].
* OneWingedAngel: During the [[FinalBoss final battle]], [[spoiler:he fuses with the philosopher's stone, becoming a gigantic abomination.]]
* SealedEvilInACan: Attempted to conquer the world using the power of the Philosopher's Stone but got sealed by other alchemists.

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* BigBad: [[spoiler:Of ''Kefin, AGodAmI: [[spoiler:He becomes a PhysicalGod when he gains the Lost City power of Sand''.the ark.]]
* EvilOldFolks: Has an appearance of a crotchety old man and is the source of all woes in this game.
* FightingAShadow: [[spoiler:The first battle against him.
AloofBigBrother: [[spoiler:To Geis.]]
* FlunkyBoss: Summons two minions that attack Adol throughout the battle, regenerating them periodically.
* ImmortalityImmorality: Used human sacrifices to power the Philosopher's Stone so he can live forever.
* MadScientist: [[spoiler:A mad alchemist.
{{BFS}}: [[spoiler:His sword Almarion.]]
* ManBehindTheMan: BigBad: Of ''Ys: The true mastermind behind [[spoiler:Kefin's oppressive regime Ark of Napishitim''.
* BlackSheep: Like Gruda, he seeks dangerous ancient powers
that runs on [[PoweredByAForsakenChild human sacrifices]] ]].most of his fellow clansmen rejected.
* DisappearsIntoLight: [[spoiler:His final fate after letting Adol pass into the control room of Napishtim]].

* FairyCompanion: He has the three fairies that cause most of the troubles in the land of Canaan.
* FlunkyBoss: Fights alongside his three [[OurHomunculiAreDifferent homunculi]] fairies.
* ManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:He is responsible for leading the Romun troops into the Canaan and having the three fairies break the seal on Napishtim.]]
* OneWingedAngel: During the [[FinalBoss final battle]], [[spoiler:he fuses with the philosopher's stone, becoming a gigantic abomination.[[spoiler: In his FinalBoss form.]]
* SealedEvilInACan: Attempted WellIntentionedExtremist: Downplayed. He enacted his entire plan both because he wanted a power-trip and because he wanted to conquer the world using the power control Napishtim to ensure that it doesn't go berserk. Of course, his plans become a SelfFulfillingProphecy when he ends up overloading Almarion and loses control of the Philosopher's Stone but got sealed by other alchemists. ark.



[[folder:''Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim'']]
!!Olha
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SakuraTange (Japanese, Playstation 2 ''Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim''), Creator/MiyuMatsuki (''Ys SEVEN Prologue: Tsuzurareru Boukentan'' drama CD)

The Priestess of the Rehda clan, Olha is a hunter that finds Adol washed ashore, and believes in him, despite everyone in the village not trusting his non-elven face.

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[[folder:''Ys VI: [[folder:''Ys: Origin'']]
!!Yunica Tovah

The Ark grand-daughter of Napishtim'']]
!!Olha
[[quoteright:150:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/olha.jpg]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SakuraTange (Japanese, Playstation 2 ''Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim''), Creator/MiyuMatsuki (''Ys SEVEN Prologue: Tsuzurareru Boukentan'' drama CD)

The Priestess
one of the Rehda clan, Olha six priests of Ys, she is part of a hunter that finds Adol washed ashore, and believes in him, despite everyone in search party to discover what happened to the village not trusting his non-elven face.goddesses. Her main weapon is an axe.



* DamselInDistress: [[spoiler:Olha and her sister are kidnapped by the Romun army when the vortex stops.]]
* LittleBitBeastly
* MementoMacGuffin: The mirror of Zeme.

!!Isha
[[quoteright:150:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/isha.jpg]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SaoriGoto

Olha's little sister. Initially scared of Adol, but after he saves her from the ash emelas monster, she comes to look to him as a big brother. She also has visions of his fierce battles, and worries endless.

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* DamselInDistress: [[spoiler:Olha and AnAxeToGrind
* BadassNormal: She does not have any magical ability of
her sister are kidnapped by own.
* BadPowersGoodPeople: [[spoiler:Yunica is a good person, but she is forced to use artifacts that enable her to use BlackMagic in order to progress without knowing that it is bad until she learns that
the Romun army magic of Ys generates demons. The magic is bad because its source is the Black Pearl, which generates demons as a side effect when it is used to fuel magic when used by anyone not made up completely of white emelas like the vortex stops.goddesses.]]
* LittleBitBeastly
{{BFS}}: [[spoiler:Yunica inherits the Crimson Lotusblade, her father's great sword which also contains [[PlayingWithFire fire magic]].]]
* MementoMacGuffin: CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Her strength is this.
* CloseRangeCombatant: She is this when she is using her axe. [[spoiler:The [[BlowYouAway wind magic]] and [[ShockAndAwe electric magic]] that she can use while wielding her axe and the correct magical artifacts are all close range.]]
* {{Combos}}: She is fast enough to deliver a second hit with her axe to some enemies while they are in hitstun. [[spoiler: Many enemies shake off hitstun fast enough that she cannot deliver combos while using her father's sword except by using a downthrust.]]
* CuteBruiser: Kindhearted and wields an axe and sword all while wearing a pair of mittens.
* BraidsOfAction: Of the singular variety.
* {{Determinator}}: Until the HopelessBossFight, she'd managed to push halfway up the tower through sheer grit.
* DistaffCounterpart: to Adol Christin, given that she's a skilled melee fighter whose only magical abilities come from artifacts she picks up.
* GenkiGirl
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Feena suggests that it's because Yunica is so pure that she is unable to use any magic. While the Black Pearl grants the ability to use magic, it also [[spoiler:gave rise to the demons]].
* LightningBruiser: She is fast and strong when using her axe and can take the most damage of all of the playable characters.
* LongRangeFighter: [[spoiler:She becomes this while wielding her father's great sword. This sword deals more damage per hit than her battle axe, but it is so heavy that she takes much more time to swing it. She therefore deals less damage per second when executing consecutive attacks with the sword versus her battle axe. However, the sword when combined with a ruby allows her to unleash a slow, wide, strong, and extremely long range [[PlayingWithFire fire attack]] whose range is much longer than Hugo's range with either his normal attacks or his charged fire attacks.]]
* MightyGlacier: [[spoiler:She is this while using her father's great sword because his BFS is much heavier than her axe. She therefore takes some time to swing the sword despite her extreme strength.]]
* ObliviousToLove: Throughout much of her route, it's apparent that Roy likes her, but Yunica hasn't a clue and assumes he picks on her because he thinks of her as a kid.
* RealTimeWeaponChange: [[spoiler:She can switch between her normal battle axe and her father's great sword on the fly.
The mirror of Zeme.

!!Isha
[[quoteright:150:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/isha.jpg]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SaoriGoto

Olha's little sister. Initially scared of Adol,
battle axe is faster and has a longer combo, but deals less damage per hit. The great sword does more damage per hit, but is slower.]]
* TakeUpMySword: [[spoiler:From the spirit of her deceased father, Saul Tovah.]]
* TragicKeepsake: In her route, she gets the Spirit Necklace from [[spoiler:Roy, who imbues it with the last of his magic before he dies. It contains all of Roy's magic which he pooled into the artifact
after he saves her from was fatally wounded by Zava. Roy's magic will completely resurrect Yunica once if she is killed if she has equipped this necklace.]]
* UnSorcerer: Ys was full of sorcerers at
the ash emelas monster, she comes to look to him as a big brother. time of ''Ys: Origin''. She has no aptitude for magic at all except for using magical artifacts.

!!Hugo Fact

The ancestor of the evil Dark Fact, Hugo is a powerful magician with projectile based spells. He controls two floating orbs known as the Eyes of Fact that effectively triple or quintuple his firepower depending on whether or not he is in boost mode or not. He
also has visions a variety of shields at his fierce battles, and worries endless.control.



* DamselInDistress: [[spoiler:First, she is attacked by the first boss, later, she is capturated by Ernst and taken to the Ark of Napishtim.]]
* FaintingSeer
* LittleBitBeastly
* TokenMiniMoe

!!Geis
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[[caption-width-right:350:Geis as of ''Ys SEVEN'']]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/HirokiTakahashi (Playstation 2 ''Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim''), Creator/KenjiAkabane (''Ys SEVEN''), Creator/TakuyaSato (Japanese, ''Ys SEVEN Prologue: Tsuzurareru Boukentan'' drama CD, ''Ys vs. Sora no Kiseki: Alternative Saga'')

A mysterious mercenary whom Adol encounters in the sixth game. He is famous for his skill with pole-arms and talismans. He seems to be knowledgeable about strange events that are happening in the Vortex of Canaan...

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* DamselInDistress: [[spoiler:First, she is attacked by AcademicAthlete: While he's not a physical fighter like the first boss, later, she is capturated by Ernst other player characters, he can still do his fair share of running and taken jumping to traverse the Ark Tower of Napishtim.Darm.
* [[AttackDrone Attack Drones]]:His Eyes of Fact are essentially magical versions of these.
* BadPowersGoodPeople: [[spoiler:Hugo is a good person, but he uses BlackMagic in to progress initially not knowing that it is bad until he learns that the magic of Ys generates demons. The magic is bad because its source is the Black Pearl, which generates demons as a side effect when it is used to fuel magic when used by anyone not made up completely of white emelas like the Goddesses.
]]
* FaintingSeer
* LittleBitBeastly
* TokenMiniMoe

!!Geis
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/geis.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Geis as
BarrierWarrior: His wind skill and his final burst - the shield magic of ''Ys SEVEN'']]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/HirokiTakahashi (Playstation 2 ''Ys VI: The Ark
the Fact family - count.
* BlackMage
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:Dalles inflicts this on him in Toal's route, to the point where Epona can't snap him out
of Napishtim''), Creator/KenjiAkabane (''Ys SEVEN''), Creator/TakuyaSato (Japanese, ''Ys SEVEN Prologue: Tsuzurareru Boukentan'' drama CD, ''Ys vs. Sora it like she did in his route.]]
* BreakTheHaughty: [[spoiler:In his route, his lust for power ends up getting himself corrupted and Epona killed.]]
* DatingCatwoman: [[spoiler:His relationship with Epona.]]
* DealWithTheDevil: Goes through the deal with Dalles to be fused with demonic essence in both his and Toal's routes.
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: He puts up an arrogant facade to hide his jealousy of his brother's reputation. [[spoiler:Dalles exploits this to tempt him into using the Demonic Essence.]]
* InsufferableGenius
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* LongRangeFighter
* ObliviousToLove: A trait he amusingly shares with co-protagonist Yunica. He has
no Kiseki: Alternative Saga'')

A mysterious mercenary whom Adol encounters
idea Miuscha has a crush on him and it gets lampshaded twice during the events of the Wailing Blue, first by Rico and then by Cadena. [[spoiler:The same can be said when Epona falls in love with him in his and Toal's routes. He falls in love with Epona, but he apparently has never been taught what love is and therefore does not know what it is.]]
--> '''Hugo:''' But Miuscha... Honestly, I don't know why she volunteered for the search party
in the sixth game. He is famous for his skill first place.
--> '''Rico:''' ...
--> '''Hugo:''' ...? What's
with pole-arms and talismans. He seems to be knowledgeable about strange events that are happening look?
--> '''Rico:''' Oh, nothing. I was just marveling at what a contradiction you are. So smart
in the Vortex of Canaan...so many ways... yet totally oblivious in others.
--> '''Hugo:''' What? Oblivious how?!
--> '''Rico:''' (sigh) Never mind.
* {{Pride}}: His major character flaw.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: [[spoiler:When he activates his demon seeds.]]
* SquishyWizard: He takes less damage than Yunica can before he is killed.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: [[spoiler:Briefly gets taken over by demon seeds in his own route and Toal's route.]]
* TeenGenius
* UnwittingTestSubject: [[spoiler:Cain Fact directed Dalles to turn Hugo into a demon to see how his own lineage could handle being turned into demons so that Cain could see if he could handle demonic power himself. Either Toal or Epona (depending on route) helps Hugo regain his humanity.]]
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: [[spoiler:Unlike his brother, he loses his sanity when he is a demon.]]

!!The Claw / [[spoiler:Toal Fact]]



* BladeOnAStick
* DarkIsNotEvil: Although he wears all black and is bit of a jerk, he is a man with good intentions, especially considering that [[spoiler:he is also a member of the Clan of Darkness]].
* DarkIsEdgy
* FairyCompanion: Has three of them after Ark of Naphatism [[spoiler: that once belonged to his brother.]]
* FamilyHonor: [[spoiler:He tried to preserve what is left of his family honor by trying to stop his evil brother.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's initially hostile towards Adol due to the latter being a meddling do-gooder, but still respects him for being a WorthyOpponent. [[spoiler:He's also trying to prevent his brother from taking control of Napishtim and potentially causing a global flood.]]
* JerkassHasAPoint: He's not entirely wrong when he points out that Adol will get hurt if he sticks his nose into every problem he comes across [[spoiler:especially when Scias takes advantage of Adol's interactions with the king of Altago.]]
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: He is a mercenary.
* TheRedBaron: ''The Black Mercenary''
* TheRival: To Adol.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: He tries to do this in ''Seven'' once he realizes that Adol is the one destined to fight BigBad for the fate of Altago, not him, but ends up staying due to some persuasion from Clarius.

!!Ernst
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ernst.jpg]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Kenta Matsumoto

A Romun general who leads the Romun troop to the land of Canaan. He seems to have some connection to Geis...[[spoiler:It turns out that he is Geis' brother and a descendant of the Clan of Darkness, who tried to gain control of the weather control Napishtim but failed. Unlike Geis who is trying to atone for the mistakes of his ancestors, he seeks to obtain the power of Napishtim for himself. To that end, he sends out his three fairies in order to undo the seal on the ark and kidnaps Isha. Using the control key Almarion and Isha's power, he manages to gain control of the ark but is ultimately defeated by Adol. After his defeat, Ernst tries to draw more power from the ark but fails, causing Napishtim to go berserk in the process. As he lays dying, he apologizes for his actions and asks Adol to stop the ark, opening the passage to the control room. He also bequeaths his three fairies to Geis.]]

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* BladeOnAStick
* DarkIsNotEvil: Although
AloofBigBrother: [[spoiler:To Hugo. However, he wears all black and is bit of cares a jerk, he is a man with good intentions, especially considering lot about Hugo beneath that [[spoiler:he is also a member of the Clan of Darkness]].
* DarkIsEdgy
* FairyCompanion: Has three of them after Ark of Naphatism [[spoiler: that once belonged to his brother.
aloofness.]]
* FamilyHonor: BadPowersGoodPeople: [[spoiler:He tried relies on demonic power to preserve what fight, but he still is left mostly a good person who is forced to do bad things in order to infiltrate the bad guys.]]
* BattleAura: [[spoiler:Whenever he activates his demonic essence/boost mode, he has a dark battle aura.]]
* {{Combos}}: He is fast enough to deliver a second hit with his claws to most enemies while they are in hitstun. In fact, he depends on combos because a single hit from his attacks is very weak compared to other playable characters' hits in much of the game, and has very poor ability to take a hit for much of the game as well. On a side note, he does actually get the highest numerical Strength score after some levels, which isn't surprising given his whole deal.
* EleventhHourSuperpower: [[spoiler:He receives one in the form of the Cleria sword for the final battle against Darm.]]
* FakeDefector: [[spoiler:He pretended to join up with the Darklings in order to survive, but he always planned to destroy the Black Pearl.]]
* FallenHero: [[spoiler:Subverted as he intended to betray the clan of darkness and destroy the black pearl - even at the cost
of his family honor by trying to stop his evil brother.own life - from the very beginnning.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's initially hostile towards Adol due to FragileSpeedster: [[spoiler: He is this until late in his route when he becomes a LightningBruiser. He is fast, but for most of the latter being a meddling do-gooder, but still respects him for being a WorthyOpponent. [[spoiler:He's also trying to prevent his brother from taking control of Napishtim and potentially causing a global flood.game takes more damage than the other player characters.]]
* JerkassHasAPoint: He's not entirely wrong when HeroicWillpower: [[spoiler:Unlike Hugo, he points out that Adol will get hurt if he sticks his nose into every problem he comes across [[spoiler:especially when Scias takes advantage of Adol's interactions with is able to keep the king of Altago.demonic essence in check through sheer willpower.]]
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: LightningBruiser: [[spoiler:He becomes this once he levels up enough. He can start taking many hits once he levels up enough, and he keeps the speed he needed to dodge enemy attacks from when he could not take many hits.]]
* OneManArmy: [[spoiler:He and his superior Saul Tovah held off the entire army of demons.]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Whenever he activates his demonic essence, his eyes turn red.
* SlideAttack: He can use a slide attack to [[ArmorPiercingAttack damage an enemy's defense]] and to slide under small gaps that have spiked ceilings.
* StarCrossedLovers: [[spoiler:He
is a mercenary.
* TheRedBaron: ''The
in love with Reah, but she and Feena sacrificed themselves to seal the demonic essence within the Black Mercenary''
Pearl after Toal defeated Darm.]]
* TheRival: To Adol.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere:
SuperpoweredEvilSide: He tries becomes much more evil when he activates his boost mode which temporarily turns him into a full demon. [[spoiler:This is enough to allow him to open a door that is cursed to only open up for demons and other thoroughly evil beings. However, [[HeroicWillpower he is able to maintain control over himself while he is in this state]] and does not do anything evil while in this state except what he needed to do in order to maintain his cover.]]
* SwordBeam: [[spoiler:When Toal uses his silver sword, he fires sword beams from his sword each time he swings it. Adol is unable
to do this when he uses the same sword in ''Seven'' once Ys I.]]
* TheUnfavorite: Cain did not take him abandoning their family traditions well and constantly disparages him. This is averted when Toal defeats Demonic!Hugo, causing Cain to be equally disappointed in both.
* UnskilledButStrong: Claims his combat skills are dulling [[spoiler:because
he realizes relies too much on his demonic powers]]. Though this is a case of GameplayAndStorySegregation because his lack of ranged attacks means he's at the forefront of enemy attacks, requiring better dodging skills from the player.
* UnwittingTestSubject: [[spoiler:Cain Fact told the Darklings to turn Toal into a demon in order to see how his own lineage would handle being turned into a demon. Cain wanted to see if he himself could handle the demonic essence, and used Toal as a pilot test subject before he decided to become Darm.]]
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: [[spoiler:His [[SuperpoweredEvilSide demonic essence]] allows him to open doors
that Adol is are cursed only to open to demons and other thoroughly evil beings but [[SubvertedTrope he manages to hold onto his sanity through sheer willpower]].]]
* WolverineClaws: He uses silver claws as his primary weapon [[spoiler:as his original weapon,
the one destined to fight BigBad for silver sword, is broken at the fate beginning of Altago, not him, but ends up staying due to some persuasion from Clarius.

!!Ernst
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ernst.jpg]]
the game.]]

!!Cain Fact / [[spoiler:The Demon King Darm]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Kenta Matsumoto

A Romun general
Alan Oppenheimer (English, TG-16 version), Creator/NorioWakamoto (Japanese, ''Ys II'' OVA), Creator/KirkThornton (English, ''Ys II'' OVA [credited under a pseudonym])

The leader of the Six Priests
who leads govern the Romun troop mythical kingdom of Ys along with the twin goddesses. When the goddesses go missing, he sends down the search party to the land of Canaan. He seems surface to have some connection to Geis...[[spoiler:It turns out look for them. [[spoiler:He is secretly responsible for every calamity that he is Geis' brother and a descendant of the Clan of Darkness, who tried befell in Ys. In order to gain control of the weather control Napishtim but failed. Unlike Geis who is trying to atone for the mistakes of his ancestors, he seeks to obtain the power of Napishtim the black pearl for himself. To that end, himself, he sends out his three fairies in order to undo allowed the seal on the ark Clan of Darkness and kidnaps Isha. Using the control key Almarion and Isha's power, he manages demons to gain control of the ark but is ultimately defeated by Adol. After his defeat, Ernst tries to draw more power from the ark but fails, invade Ys, causing Napishtim the continent of Ys to go berserk float. At the end of Toal's route, he shows up and finishes Dalles off, revealing his true colors in the process. As He then proceeds to fuse with the black pearl and become the demon king Darm. Nonetheless, he lays dying, is defeated by his son Toal and gets sealed by the twin goddesses. The seal gets broken again 700 years later, but this time, he apologizes is defeated for his actions and asks Adol to stop the ark, opening the passage to the control room. He also bequeaths his three fairies to Geis.good by Adol.]]



* AGodAmI: [[spoiler:He becomes a PhysicalGod when he gains the power of the ark.]]
* AloofBigBrother: [[spoiler:To Geis.]]
* {{BFS}}: [[spoiler:His sword Almarion.]]
* BigBad: Of ''Ys: The Ark of Napishitim''.
* BlackSheep: Like Gruda, he seeks dangerous ancient powers that most of his fellow clansmen rejected.
* DisappearsIntoLight: [[spoiler:His final fate after letting Adol pass into the control room of Napishtim]].
* FairyCompanion: He has the three fairies that cause most of the troubles in the land of Canaan.
* FlunkyBoss: Fights alongside his three [[OurHomunculiAreDifferent homunculi]] fairies.
* ManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:He is responsible for leading the Romun troops into the Canaan and having the three fairies break the seal on Napishtim.]]
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler: In his FinalBoss form.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Downplayed. He enacted his entire plan both because he wanted a power-trip and because he wanted to control Napishtim to ensure that it doesn't go berserk. Of course, his plans become a SelfFulfillingProphecy when he ends up overloading Almarion and loses control of the ark.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:''Ys: Origin'']]
!!Yunica Tovah

The grand-daughter of one of the six priests of Ys, she is part of a search party to discover what happened to the goddesses. Her main weapon is an axe.

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* AGodAmI: [[spoiler:He becomes a PhysicalGod when he gains fuses with the power of the ark.Black Pearl in an attempt to become omnipotent.]]
* AloofBigBrother: [[spoiler:To Geis.AbusiveParents: Hugo's recollection of training with him does not strike him as a good parent and explains Hugo's arrogance. [[spoiler:Not to mention he allowed both of his sons to be corrupted with demon seeds, just to see how much hidden potential they can unlock. Worse yet, he practically disowns Hugo (though thankfully out of earshot) when the latter loses to Toal, who he already considers a failure.]]
* {{BFS}}: [[spoiler:His sword Almarion.ArchnemesisDad: The father of the Fact brothers and [[spoiler:is the man responsible for Ys's destruction]].
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: He's very dismissive towards the magic of the Darklings, considering them far inferior to his own. In an older fan-translation, he dips into FantasticRacism by calling them savages.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: As the leader of the Six Priests, his authority is second in only to the goddesses themselves.
* BarrierWarrior: The shield magic of the Fact family.
* BeardOfEvil: Has a goatee.
* BigBad: [[spoiler:Of Ys Origin and Ys II]]
* CardCarryingVillain: [[spoiler:After being called out by Toal and becoming Darm, he no longer attempts to justify his misdeeds and instead refers to himself as "pure evil."]]
* TheChessmaster: Carefully manipulated the events of the game from shadows so [[spoiler:he can take control of the Black Pearl]].
* FauxAffablyEvil: [[spoiler:After skewering Dalles, he attempts to act like a polite and loyal servant to Reah, despite how obvious it is that he's a traitor. As he finishes off Dalles, he gives the latter FalseReassurance that he'll be [[CallForward revived as a slave in the future]]. Afterwards, he drops any pretense of politeness when talking to Toal.
]]
* BigBad: Of ''Ys: The Ark of Napishitim''.
* BlackSheep: Like Gruda, he seeks dangerous ancient powers that most of
GuineaPigFamily: [[spoiler:Cain Fact told the Darklings to turn his fellow clansmen rejected.
* DisappearsIntoLight: [[spoiler:His final fate after letting Adol pass
sons Toal and Hugo into the control room of Napishtim]].
* FairyCompanion: He has the three fairies that cause most of the troubles
demons in the land of Canaan.
* FlunkyBoss: Fights alongside his three [[OurHomunculiAreDifferent homunculi]] fairies.
* ManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:He is responsible for leading the Romun troops
order to see how they handled being turned into demons. Cain wanted to see if he himself could handle the Canaan demonic essence, and having the three fairies break the seal on Napishtim.]]
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler: In his FinalBoss form.
used Hugo and Toal as pilot test subjects before he decided to become Darm.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Downplayed. ManBehindTheMan: He enacted is the one who [[spoiler:allowed the clan of Darkness and the demon army to overrun Ys.]]
* MotiveRant: [[spoiler:He tries to claim that
his entire plan both actions are justified because he wanted a power-trip humanity is inclined to seek power and because he wanted the goddesses are trying to control Napishtim to ensure that it doesn't go berserk. Of course, limit their potential. After Toal shoots down his plans reasoning, Cain drops any [[NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist pretense of having good intentions for humanity]].]]
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:Fuses with the black pearl to
become a SelfFulfillingProphecy when the demon king Darm.]]
* PsychoElectro: Tends to favor lightning magic.
* RageAgainstTheHeavens: He claims that he's just trying to free mankind from the twin goddesses limiting their potential, but it's clear
he ends up overloading Almarion and loses control just wants to replace them for his own selfish reasons.
* RunningBothSides: He is the leader
of the ark.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:''Ys: Origin'']]
!!Yunica Tovah

The grand-daughter
Six Priests of Ys, and [[spoiler:he is also the one who hired the Darklings and the demons to attack Ys.]]
* SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler:In Ys I & II. Ys Origin shows how he became the demon king Darm and was sealed 700 years prior.]]
* TrueFinalBoss: [[spoiler:Of Ys Origin]]
* {{Turncoat}}: [[spoiler:He was the leader
of the six priests Six Priests of Ys, she is part but he decided to betray Ys in order to seize ultimate power.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: Why are so many
of a search party to discover what happened to his tropes spoilered out? [[spoiler: Because he's really the goddesses. Her main weapon is an axe.BigBad or GreaterScopeVillain depending on the game.]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:He killed Dalles in Ys Origin in Toal's route when Dalles tried to destroy the Black Pearl.]]

!!Epona

A Darkling who serves Dalles in his scheme to claim the Black Pearl.



* AnAxeToGrind
* BadassNormal: She does not have any magical ability of her own.
* BadPowersGoodPeople: [[spoiler:Yunica is a good person, but she is forced to use artifacts that enable her to use BlackMagic in order to progress without knowing that it is bad until she learns that the magic of Ys generates demons. The magic is bad because its source is the Black Pearl, which generates demons as a side effect when it is used to fuel magic when used by anyone not made up completely of white emelas like the goddesses.]]
* {{BFS}}: [[spoiler:Yunica inherits the Crimson Lotusblade, her father's great sword which also contains [[PlayingWithFire fire magic]].]]
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Her strength is this.
* CloseRangeCombatant: She is this when she is using her axe. [[spoiler:The [[BlowYouAway wind magic]] and [[ShockAndAwe electric magic]] that she can use while wielding her axe and the correct magical artifacts are all close range.]]
* {{Combos}}: She is fast enough to deliver a second hit with her axe to some enemies while they are in hitstun. [[spoiler: Many enemies shake off hitstun fast enough that she cannot deliver combos while using her father's sword except by using a downthrust.]]
* CuteBruiser: Kindhearted and wields an axe and sword all while wearing a pair of mittens.
* BraidsOfAction: Of the singular variety.
* {{Determinator}}: Until the HopelessBossFight, she'd managed to push halfway up the tower through sheer grit.
* DistaffCounterpart: to Adol Christin, given that she's a skilled melee fighter whose only magical abilities come from artifacts she picks up.
* GenkiGirl
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Feena suggests that it's because Yunica is so pure that she is unable to use any magic. While the Black Pearl grants the ability to use magic, it also [[spoiler:gave rise to the demons]].
* LightningBruiser: She is fast and strong when using her axe and can take the most damage of all of the playable characters.
* LongRangeFighter: [[spoiler:She becomes this while wielding her father's great sword. This sword deals more damage per hit than her battle axe, but it is so heavy that she takes much more time to swing it. She therefore deals less damage per second when executing consecutive attacks with the sword versus her battle axe. However, the sword when combined with a ruby allows her to unleash a slow, wide, strong, and extremely long range [[PlayingWithFire fire attack]] whose range is much longer than Hugo's range with either his normal attacks or his charged fire attacks.]]
* MightyGlacier: [[spoiler:She is this while using her father's great sword because his BFS is much heavier than her axe. She therefore takes some time to swing the sword despite her extreme strength.]]
* ObliviousToLove: Throughout much of her route, it's apparent that Roy likes her, but Yunica hasn't a clue and assumes he picks on her because he thinks of her as a kid.
* RealTimeWeaponChange: [[spoiler:She can switch between her normal battle axe and her father's great sword on the fly. The battle axe is faster and has a longer combo, but deals less damage per hit. The great sword does more damage per hit, but is slower.]]
* TakeUpMySword: [[spoiler:From the spirit of her deceased father, Saul Tovah.]]
* TragicKeepsake: In her route, she gets the Spirit Necklace from [[spoiler:Roy, who imbues it with the last of his magic before he dies. It contains all of Roy's magic which he pooled into the artifact after he was fatally wounded by Zava. Roy's magic will completely resurrect Yunica once if she is killed if she has equipped this necklace.]]
* UnSorcerer: Ys was full of sorcerers at the time of ''Ys: Origin''. She has no aptitude for magic at all except for using magical artifacts.

!!Hugo Fact

The ancestor of the evil Dark Fact, Hugo is a powerful magician with projectile based spells. He controls two floating orbs known as the Eyes of Fact that effectively triple or quintuple his firepower depending on whether or not he is in boost mode or not. He also has a variety of shields at his control.

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* AnAxeToGrind
BuffySpeak
* BadassNormal: She does not have any magical ability of her own.
DarkActionGirl
* BadPowersGoodPeople: [[spoiler:Yunica is a good person, but she is forced to use artifacts that enable her to use BlackMagic DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler:When she's killed in order to progress without knowing that it is bad until she learns that the magic of Ys generates demons. The magic is bad because its source is the Black Pearl, which generates demons as a side effect when it is used to fuel magic when used by anyone not made up completely of white emelas like the goddesses.Hugo's route.]]
* {{BFS}}: [[spoiler:Yunica inherits GoOutWithASmile
* HeelFaceTurn: Subverted in Hugo's route, where she mentions that despite wanting to save him for personal reasons, she's still loyal to
the Crimson Lotusblade, Darkling cause. PlayedStraight in Toal's route, where she returns home.
* NotSoDifferent: She identifies with Hugo having an InferioritySuperiorityComplex with Toal while still respecting him.
* ProngsOfPoseidon
* SiblingRivalry: Has one with
her father's great sword which also contains [[PlayingWithFire fire magic]].brother, Kishgal.
* SmarterThanYouLook: Despite her BuffySpeak, she is able to see through Hugo's complexes and somehow knows [[spoiler:that the petrification Dalles inflicted on her is fatal.
]]
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Her strength is this.
* CloseRangeCombatant: She is this when she is using her axe. [[spoiler:The [[BlowYouAway wind magic]] and [[ShockAndAwe electric magic]] that she can use while wielding her axe and the correct magical artifacts are all close range.]]
* {{Combos}}: She is fast enough to deliver a second hit with her axe to some enemies while they are in hitstun. [[spoiler: Many enemies shake off hitstun fast enough that she cannot deliver combos while using her father's sword except by using a downthrust.]]
* CuteBruiser: Kindhearted and wields an axe and sword all while wearing a pair of mittens.
* BraidsOfAction: Of the singular variety.
* {{Determinator}}: Until the HopelessBossFight, she'd managed to push halfway up the tower through sheer grit.
* DistaffCounterpart: to Adol Christin, given that she's a skilled melee fighter whose only magical abilities come from artifacts she picks up.
* GenkiGirl
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Feena suggests that it's because Yunica is so pure that she is unable to use any magic. While the Black Pearl grants the ability to use magic, it also [[spoiler:gave rise to the demons]].
* LightningBruiser: She is fast and strong when using her axe and can take the most damage of all of the playable characters.
* LongRangeFighter:
SuperpoweredEvilSide: [[spoiler:She becomes this while wielding her father's great sword. This sword deals more damage per hit than her battle axe, but it is so heavy that she takes much more time to swing it. She therefore deals less damage per second when executing consecutive attacks gains one in Yunica's route, complete with the sword versus her battle axe. However, the sword when combined with a ruby allows her to unleash a slow, wide, strong, and extremely long range [[PlayingWithFire fire attack]] whose range is much longer than Hugo's range with either his normal attacks [[DoppelgangerAttack clones]]. She doesn't gain one in Hugo or his charged fire attacks.]]
* MightyGlacier: [[spoiler:She is this while using her father's great sword
Toal's route, probably because his BFS is she saw how much heavier than her axe. She therefore takes some time to swing the sword despite her extreme strength.]]
* ObliviousToLove: Throughout much of her route, it's apparent that Roy likes her, but Yunica hasn't a clue and assumes he picks on her because he thinks of her as a kid.
* RealTimeWeaponChange: [[spoiler:She can switch between her normal battle axe and her father's great sword on the fly. The battle axe is faster and has a longer combo, but deals less damage per hit. The great sword does more damage per hit, but is slower.]]
* TakeUpMySword: [[spoiler:From the spirit of her deceased father, Saul Tovah.]]
* TragicKeepsake: In her route, she gets the Spirit Necklace from [[spoiler:Roy,
it corrupted Hugo.]]

!!Kishgal

Epona's sibling
who imbues it with the last of his magic before he dies. It contains all of Roy's magic which he pooled into the artifact after he was fatally wounded by Zava. Roy's magic will completely resurrect Yunica once if she is killed if she has equipped this necklace.]]
* UnSorcerer: Ys was full of sorcerers at the time of ''Ys: Origin''. She has no aptitude for magic at all except for using magical artifacts.

!!Hugo Fact

The ancestor of the evil Dark Fact, Hugo is a powerful magician with projectile based spells. He controls two floating orbs known as the Eyes of Fact that effectively triple or quintuple his firepower depending on whether or not he is in boost mode or not. He
also has a variety of shields at his control. serves Dalles



* AcademicAthlete: While he's not a physical fighter like the other player characters, he can still do his fair share of running and jumping to traverse the Tower of Darm.
* [[AttackDrone Attack Drones]]:His Eyes of Fact are essentially magical versions of these.
* BadPowersGoodPeople: [[spoiler:Hugo is a good person, but he uses BlackMagic in to progress initially not knowing that it is bad until he learns that the magic of Ys generates demons. The magic is bad because its source is the Black Pearl, which generates demons as a side effect when it is used to fuel magic when used by anyone not made up completely of white emelas like the Goddesses.]]
* BarrierWarrior: His wind skill and his final burst - the shield magic of the Fact family - count.
* BlackMage
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:Dalles inflicts this on him in Toal's route, to the point where Epona can't snap him out of it like she did in his route.]]
* BreakTheHaughty: [[spoiler:In his route, his lust for power ends up getting himself corrupted and Epona killed.]]
* DatingCatwoman: [[spoiler:His relationship with Epona.]]
* DealWithTheDevil: Goes through the deal with Dalles to be fused with demonic essence in both his and Toal's routes.
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: He puts up an arrogant facade to hide his jealousy of his brother's reputation. [[spoiler:Dalles exploits this to tempt him into using the Demonic Essence.]]
* InsufferableGenius
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* LongRangeFighter
* ObliviousToLove: A trait he amusingly shares with co-protagonist Yunica. He has no idea Miuscha has a crush on him and it gets lampshaded twice during the events of the Wailing Blue, first by Rico and then by Cadena. [[spoiler:The same can be said when Epona falls in love with him in his and Toal's routes. He falls in love with Epona, but he apparently has never been taught what love is and therefore does not know what it is.]]
--> '''Hugo:''' But Miuscha... Honestly, I don't know why she volunteered for the search party in the first place.
--> '''Rico:''' ...
--> '''Hugo:''' ...? What's with that look?
--> '''Rico:''' Oh, nothing. I was just marveling at what a contradiction you are. So smart in so many ways... yet totally oblivious in others.
--> '''Hugo:''' What? Oblivious how?!
--> '''Rico:''' (sigh) Never mind.
* {{Pride}}: His major character flaw.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: [[spoiler:When he activates his demon seeds.]]
* SquishyWizard: He takes less damage than Yunica can before he is killed.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: [[spoiler:Briefly gets taken over by demon seeds in his own route and Toal's route.]]
* TeenGenius
* UnwittingTestSubject: [[spoiler:Cain Fact directed Dalles to turn Hugo into a demon to see how his own lineage could handle being turned into demons so that Cain could see if he could handle demonic power himself. Either Toal or Epona (depending on route) helps Hugo regain his humanity.]]
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: [[spoiler:Unlike his brother, he loses his sanity when he is a demon.]]

!!The Claw / [[spoiler:Toal Fact]]

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* AloofBigBrother: [[spoiler:To Hugo. However, he cares a lot about Hugo beneath that aloofness.]]
* BadPowersGoodPeople: [[spoiler:He relies on demonic power to fight, but he still is mostly a good person who is forced to do bad things in order to infiltrate the bad guys.]]
* BattleAura: [[spoiler:Whenever he activates his demonic essence/boost mode, he has a dark battle aura.]]
* {{Combos}}: He is fast enough to deliver a second hit with his claws to most enemies while they are in hitstun. In fact, he depends on combos because a single hit from his attacks is very weak compared to other playable characters' hits in much of the game, and has very poor ability to take a hit for much of the game as well. On a side note, he does actually get the highest numerical Strength score after some levels, which isn't surprising given his whole deal.
* EleventhHourSuperpower: [[spoiler:He receives one in the form of the Cleria sword for the final battle against Darm.]]
* FakeDefector: [[spoiler:He pretended to join up with the Darklings in order to survive, but he always planned to destroy the Black Pearl.]]
* FallenHero: [[spoiler:Subverted as he intended to betray the clan of darkness and destroy the black pearl - even at the cost of his own life - from the very beginnning.]]
* FragileSpeedster: [[spoiler: He is this until late in his route when he becomes a LightningBruiser. He is fast, but for most of the game takes more damage than the other player characters.]]
* HeroicWillpower: [[spoiler:Unlike Hugo, he is able to keep the demonic essence in check through sheer willpower.]]
* LightningBruiser: [[spoiler:He becomes this once he levels up enough. He can start taking many hits once he levels up enough, and he keeps the speed he needed to dodge enemy attacks from when he could not take many hits.]]
* OneManArmy: [[spoiler:He and his superior Saul Tovah held off the entire army of demons.]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Whenever he activates his demonic essence, his eyes turn red.
* SlideAttack: He can use a slide attack to [[ArmorPiercingAttack damage an enemy's defense]] and to slide under small gaps that have spiked ceilings.
* StarCrossedLovers: [[spoiler:He is in love with Reah, but she and Feena sacrificed themselves to seal the demonic essence within the Black Pearl after Toal defeated Darm.]]
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: He becomes much more evil when he activates his boost mode which temporarily turns him into a full demon. [[spoiler:This is enough to allow him to open a door that is cursed to only open up for demons and other thoroughly evil beings. However, [[HeroicWillpower he is able to maintain control over himself while he is in this state]] and does not do anything evil while in this state except what he needed to do in order to maintain his cover.]]
* SwordBeam: [[spoiler:When Toal uses his silver sword, he fires sword beams from his sword each time he swings it. Adol is unable to do this when he uses the same sword in Ys I.]]
* TheUnfavorite: Cain did not take him abandoning their family traditions well and constantly disparages him. This is averted when Toal defeats Demonic!Hugo, causing Cain to be equally disappointed in both.
* UnskilledButStrong: Claims his combat skills are dulling [[spoiler:because he relies too much on his demonic powers]]. Though this is a case of GameplayAndStorySegregation because his lack of ranged attacks means he's at the forefront of enemy attacks, requiring better dodging skills from the player.
* UnwittingTestSubject: [[spoiler:Cain Fact told the Darklings to turn Toal into a demon in order to see how his own lineage would handle being turned into a demon. Cain wanted to see if he himself could handle the demonic essence, and used Toal as a pilot test subject before he decided to become Darm.]]
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: [[spoiler:His [[SuperpoweredEvilSide demonic essence]] allows him to open doors that are cursed only to open to demons and other thoroughly evil beings but [[SubvertedTrope he manages to hold onto his sanity through sheer willpower]].]]
* WolverineClaws: He uses silver claws as his primary weapon [[spoiler:as his original weapon, the silver sword, is broken at the beginning of the game.]]

!!Cain Fact / [[spoiler:The Demon King Darm]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Alan Oppenheimer (English, TG-16 version), Creator/NorioWakamoto (Japanese, ''Ys II'' OVA), Creator/KirkThornton (English, ''Ys II'' OVA [credited under a pseudonym])

The leader of the Six Priests who govern the mythical kingdom of Ys along with the twin goddesses. When the goddesses go missing, he sends down the search party to the surface to look for them. [[spoiler:He is secretly responsible for every calamity that befell in Ys. In order to gain the power of the black pearl for himself, he allowed the Clan of Darkness and demons to invade Ys, causing the continent of Ys to float. At the end of Toal's route, he shows up and finishes Dalles off, revealing his true colors in the process. He then proceeds to fuse with the black pearl and become the demon king Darm. Nonetheless, he is defeated by his son Toal and gets sealed by the twin goddesses. The seal gets broken again 700 years later, but this time, he is defeated for good by Adol.]]
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* AGodAmI: [[spoiler:He fuses with the Black Pearl in an attempt to become omnipotent.]]
* AbusiveParents: Hugo's recollection of training with him does not strike him as a good parent and explains Hugo's arrogance. [[spoiler:Not to mention he allowed both of his sons to be corrupted with demon seeds, just to see how much hidden potential they can unlock. Worse yet, he practically disowns Hugo (though thankfully out of earshot) when the latter loses to Toal, who he already considers a failure.]]
* ArchnemesisDad: The father of the Fact brothers and [[spoiler:is the man responsible for Ys's destruction]].
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: He's very dismissive towards the magic of the Darklings, considering them far inferior to his own. In an older fan-translation, he dips into FantasticRacism by calling them savages.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: As the leader of the Six Priests, his authority is second in only to the goddesses themselves.
* BarrierWarrior: The shield magic of the Fact family.
* BeardOfEvil: Has a goatee.
* BigBad: [[spoiler:Of Ys Origin and Ys II]]
* CardCarryingVillain: [[spoiler:After being called out by Toal and becoming Darm, he no longer attempts to justify his misdeeds and instead refers to himself as "pure evil."]]
* TheChessmaster: Carefully manipulated the events of the game from shadows so [[spoiler:he can take control of the Black Pearl]].
* FauxAffablyEvil: [[spoiler:After skewering Dalles, he attempts to act like a polite and loyal servant to Reah, despite how obvious it is that he's a traitor. As he finishes off Dalles, he gives the latter FalseReassurance that he'll be [[CallForward revived as a slave in the future]]. Afterwards, he drops any pretense of politeness when talking to Toal.]]
* GuineaPigFamily: [[spoiler:Cain Fact told the Darklings to turn his sons Toal and Hugo into demons in order to see how they handled being turned into demons. Cain wanted to see if he himself could handle the demonic essence, and used Hugo and Toal as pilot test subjects before he decided to become Darm.]]
* ManBehindTheMan: He is the one who [[spoiler:allowed the clan of Darkness and the demon army to overrun Ys.]]
* MotiveRant: [[spoiler:He tries to claim that his actions are justified because humanity is inclined to seek power and the goddesses are trying to limit their potential. After Toal shoots down his reasoning, Cain drops any [[NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist pretense of having good intentions for humanity]].]]
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:Fuses with the black pearl to become the demon king Darm.]]
* PsychoElectro: Tends to favor lightning magic.
* RageAgainstTheHeavens: He claims that he's just trying to free mankind from the twin goddesses limiting their potential, but it's clear he just wants to replace them for his own selfish reasons.
* RunningBothSides: He is the leader of the Six Priests of Ys, and [[spoiler:he is also the one who hired the Darklings and the demons to attack Ys.]]
* SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler:In Ys I & II. Ys Origin shows how he became the demon king Darm and was sealed 700 years prior.]]
* TrueFinalBoss: [[spoiler:Of Ys Origin]]
* {{Turncoat}}: [[spoiler:He was the leader of the Six Priests of Ys, but he decided to betray Ys in order to seize ultimate power.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: Why are so many of his tropes spoilered out? [[spoiler: Because he's really the BigBad or GreaterScopeVillain depending on the game.]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:He killed Dalles in Ys Origin in Toal's route when Dalles tried to destroy the Black Pearl.]]

!!Epona

A Darkling who serves Dalles in his scheme to claim the Black Pearl.
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* BuffySpeak
* DarkActionGirl
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler:When she's killed in Hugo's route.]]
* GoOutWithASmile
* HeelFaceTurn: Subverted in Hugo's route, where she mentions that despite wanting to save him for personal reasons, she's still loyal to the Darkling cause. PlayedStraight in Toal's route, where she returns home.
* NotSoDifferent: She identifies with Hugo having an InferioritySuperiorityComplex with Toal while still respecting him.
* ProngsOfPoseidon
* SiblingRivalry: Has one with her brother, Kishgal.
* SmarterThanYouLook: Despite her BuffySpeak, she is able to see through Hugo's complexes and somehow knows [[spoiler:that the petrification Dalles inflicted on her is fatal.]]
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: [[spoiler:She gains one in Yunica's route, complete with [[DoppelgangerAttack clones]]. She doesn't gain one in Hugo or Toal's route, probably because she saw how much it corrupted Hugo.]]

!!Kishgal

Epona's sibling who also serves Dalles
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's initially hostile towards Adol due to the latter being a meddling do-gooder, but still respects him for being a WorthyOpponent. [[spoilers:He's also trying to prevent his brother from taking control of Napishtim and potentially causing a global flood.]]

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's initially hostile towards Adol due to the latter being a meddling do-gooder, but still respects him for being a WorthyOpponent. [[spoilers:He's [[spoiler:He's also trying to prevent his brother from taking control of Napishtim and potentially causing a global flood.]]
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* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold

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* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's initially hostile towards Adol due to the latter being a meddling do-gooder, but still respects him for being a WorthyOpponent. [[spoilers:He's also trying to prevent his brother from taking control of Napishtim and potentially causing a global flood.]]
* JerkassHasAPoint: He's not entirely wrong when he points out that Adol will get hurt if he sticks his nose into every problem he comes across [[spoiler:especially when Scias takes advantage of Adol's interactions with the king of Altago.]]
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* DistressedDamsel

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* DistressedDamselDamselInDistress: [[spoiler:Olha and her sister are kidnapped by the Romun army when the vortex stops.]]



* DistressedDamsel

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* DistressedDamselDamselInDistress: [[spoiler:First, she is attacked by the first boss, later, she is capturated by Ernst and taken to the Ark of Napishtim.]]



* FairyCompanion: Has three of them after Ark of Naphatism [[spoiler: that once belonged to his brother]].

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* FairyCompanion: Has three of them after Ark of Naphatism [[spoiler: that once belonged to his brother]].brother.]]



* TheRival

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* TheRivalTheRival: To Adol.



* FlunkyBoss

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* FlunkyBossFlunkyBoss: Fights alongside his three [[OurHomunculiAreDifferent homunculi]] fairies.
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* GeometricMagic: His skill Pentagram in YS SEVEN has him dashing making a pentagram shape. It's actually kinda like someone's [[VideoGame/LegendofHeroesTrailsintheSky S-craft]].

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* GeometricMagic: His skill Pentagram in YS SEVEN has him dashing making a pentagram shape. It's actually kinda like someone's [[VideoGame/LegendofHeroesTrailsintheSky [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky S-craft]].
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